Most criminals don't think about what they are doing at that exact moment or think that once they have already started they can't stop. I would think lots of criminals would not want to go to prison either, I would think prison would be worse than death. Once in prison, those serving a life sentence often settle into a routine and are less of a threat to commit violence than other prisoners. The death penalty also does not give the felon time to think over their actions. States that do not use Capital Punishment usually have a lower murder rate than states that do.
The reality of the situation is that prolonged exposure to very little human contact can lead to various mental and personality disorders that can make an inmate even more of a detriment to society (DOP, 16). Solitary confinement is also more expensive to taxpayers (Washington Post). There is no mental or financial support for continuing the practice of segregated
The blunt facts of mass incarceration for criminal offenders in United are very well known as they house the world’s largest prison population (Raphael & Stoll 2011). As of March 2010, the incarceration population in United States are as high as 2.3 million, making them the world leader in incarcerating its citizens. The jurisdiction believes that prison has an important role to play in protecting the community against offenders and in punishing them for their crime (Foucault, 2009). However, research and evidence have shown that the use of imprisonment has many disadvantages. The rate of growth in criminal justice system has slowed in recent years and the call for prison reforms have largely fallen on deaf ears (Raphael & Stoll, 2011).
Some people want capital punishment to be abolished due to how it can cost a lot more than life imprisonment without parole, how they think it is immoral to kill, and how innocent people can be put to death. However, the death penalty reduces overcrowding, provides closure for victim’s family, and is true justice. Capital punishment can deal with overpopulated prisons in the United States. Prison overcrowding is one of the contributing factors to poor prison conditions. Its consequences can prevent prisons from fulfilling their functions as well (penalreform.org).
This problem is getting worse and worse by the years and even former president Barrack Obama commented- “Over the last few decades, we’ve locked up more and more nonviolent offenders than ever before. Longer than ever before and that is the real reason our prison population is so high.” The United States has imprisoned more than 25 percent of all the prisoners in the world, even though we only have about 5 percent of the world’s population.
What can really deter crime? Right now the closest thing next to death penalty would be life imprisonment. Some prisoners actually prefer death penalty rather than life imprisonment because in case of life imprisonment they will have to suffer and wait until they die but in case of death penalty, the law is just making it easier for them and ending their problems right there. Our world needs something better than death penalty because death penalty lowers us, it brings out the worst in us as a human being, it doesn’t help to deter crime at all, it doesn’t elevate our society in any way, it will never bring back someone’s life and it has killed many innocent people already. If the justice system is trying to stop others from killing then they shouldn’t partake in the same killing process by executing someone.
Which have reduced crime rates drastically. Furthermore 54 countries apply death sentence in their legislation thus isn 't weird and no common to see results Many people argue that death penalty isn 't an effective deterrent because the mind of a criminal doesn 't get affected with anything due to their psychopathic characteristics. Therefore, people would not matter to kill knowing the consequences. And that argument is totally missing the point of death penalty as a deterrent. This measure does not aim to reinstate criminals back to normal social lives, it aims to eliminate criminals that does not do any well to society.
Even though the death penalty may seem like a way to help victims and make criminals suffer, it is not effective. It does more harm than good. One reason is that the death penalty is not allowing the offender to suffer. If the inmate lacks remorse and doesn 't care if he or she dies or not, how is killing them is teaching them that killing is wrong. In some cases, living a life with no freedom and isolation are worse than living at all.
Firstly, Pablo and Pedro would most likely restrain from killing Santiago Nasar because it would not be necessary to protect the honor of their family in today’s society, which they claim in the novella that “they would have done it again a thousand times over for the same reason” (Marquez, 29). Secondly, if the twins had decided to kill Santiago today, they would not enjoy such widespread support from the citizens of their town. Most likely, Pablo and Pedro would face a much more severe punishment because the current judicial system in Columbia and across the world tends to punish homicide with much longer prison sentences. The fact that the crime was an honor killing would not speak in favor of the murderers. Therefore, even if the event similar to Santiago Nasar’s murder is possible in the contemporary society, it would draw much more severe
The death penalty is a cruel punishment meant for monstrous criminals, but what if that criminal had an illness that they were not responsible for. First, the Eighth Amendment forbids the execution of mentally retarded and juveniles, but states nothing about the mentally ill (Benza). Next, the execution of the mentally ill serves no justice for either of the families involved. Also, through the years there have been several mentally ill inmates that have been executed, and showed signs of severe mental illness years before their crime (Greenhouse). Therefore, mentally ill inmates should not receive the death penalty, because the affects of the illness are uncontrollable and the death penalty brings no fairness to either of the families involved
Skin color and financial status shouldn’t be the deciding factors in whether someone is a prisoner. The only thing that should be considered is if the crime the person committed was intentional, or we are going to continue having an overcrowded jail system that we will one day lose control over. The system keeps saying too much money is being invested to keep prisoners
The insanity plea is only used 1% in the criminal cases, and only 25% in that one percent are successful however that doesn’t mean that they can’t have the option to chose that defense.The insanity defense should be kept as is because if it were to be taken away it would affect the people that are actually mentally insane, it can benefit the mentally insane, also if the insanity plea was taken away they could be a danger to the prison. Although the insanity defense isn’t used often that doesn’t make it irrelevant. Taking away the testimony would really harm whoever is actually insane. It would affect them negatively because they wouldn’t receive proper treatment and attention. If an individual murdered someone because they were hearing voices in their heads telling them to do so or that the person they’re about to kill is an evil person and by killing them they’re doing a good thing that’s going to protect others
Mexico, as stated above, has directly been impacted. With the war on drugs opening new horizons for drug cartels, the illegal immigration crisis becomes a byproduct of the drug war. Lastly, mass incarceration is spillover from the war on drugs that we can see right in our own backyards. In a speech to the NAACP in July of 2015, President Obama insisted that “the real reason our prison population is so high” is that “over the last few decades, we’ve also locked up more and more nonviolent drug offenders than ever before, for longer than ever before.” The War on Drugs has disproportionately harmed minorities, which creates a class of people that are unable to participate in the democratic republic: only causing more crime and making a full circle. Therefore, with all these externalities combined, if most resources are going toward fixing these problems, there are none left to allocate toward
violent or nonviolent (1). It is hard to figure out who is a violent criminal due to the way they were charged under the justice system. There is no way of showing whether or not violence was used while they were dealing or drug using. These statistics prove that by focusing on other resolutions for non-violent crimes, the incarceration rates could be reduced. Along with rehabilitation for drug offenders, there is also a need for proper rehabilitation of mentally ill patients and prisoners to keep them from relapsing and ending up back in the system.
Private prisons is a multi million dollar industry. There not there to help they are there to make money. In abuse cases the child or adult needs to be rehabilitated to help them develop. There mental state could become worse in the stressful environment of prison. I feel that if they are not in the proper mind set due to abuse or another tramatic event, prison will make it worse and not better.