The Death Penalty The world can be a dark, cruel place to live in , it seems like everyday a horrendous crime is committed like murder, kidnaping and rape. These crimes are enough proof that there is enough evil in the world. It is necessary that society has the death penalty to prevent the possibility of recurrence. If murderers are sentenced to death and executed, potential murderers will think twice before killing for fear of losing their own life.The death penalty should be allowed because it is important to show other criminals that it is not okay for their horrendous acts they are committing and that they should be punished for their actions. Some may argue that the death penalty should not be allowed because it does not help prevent
The death penalty has also put innocent people to death. Housing inmates for life would contribute to the overcrowding problem, but financially the death penalty does not make sense. Solving the problem of mandatory minimum sentences, the war on drugs, three strikes laws and other failures of the prison system would make room for life inmates and not use the death penalty. The cost is extremely high, and it is not worth the risk. There is no evidence that the death penalty prevents crimes from happening.
Emma Damare Professor Jones English 103 5 February 2018 Death Penalty: More Harmful than Helpful The death penalty has been around causing problems for decades, starting before the 1800’s and still creating issues today. The only people who gain anything from having the death penalty is the government. This is because they determine whether or not the inmate is “curable” from their possible mental sickness based on the crime they commit. Some inmates get out for good behavior or parole, but the rest aren’t given a second chance at life. Why is the death penalty a bad thing to have?
According to an article “ young offenders who were incarcerated were a staggering 67 percent more likely to be in jail (again) by the age of 25 than similar young offenders who didn’t go to prison”(Beuchamp). If that is the case now imagine how it would be if they’re in there for life, it’s a possibility that crimes could be committed there. Why have them in there for life when it can potentially make the issue a lot worse? It’s not the right thing to do, whether the offender murdered a person you cannot deprive them of their right to recuperate and make a change. As mentioned before, the majority of juveniles who are admitted to adult prison tend to develop aggressive habits and become suicidal because of the environment they’re in.
Having individuals locked up and hidden from society is not the right way to go about punishment. Instead the correctional system should guide and mentor those convicted and should help alter their behavior so that they are more suitable to live in society. Sentencing someone to prison without giving them the tools to correct the behavior that was problematic in the first place actually defeats the purpose of the punishment because the individual will likely repeat the same offense over
According to researchers the death penalty would be very benificial to us as a society. For example the death penalty acts as a deterrent, the constitution also allows the death penalty, and the death penalty can promote happiness and well being to non offenders. So with the death penalty it could save many lifes. When a criminal gets away with murder or rape it gives them a chance to assault a second victim or even a third. Us living in a america, were born to live a good life, if we have twisted people who want to try to corrupt and kill why should we allow that?
I tend to lean more towards the death penalty because it seems like the just thing to do. I know we all make mistakes but it 's crazy to me to let someone live who has killed an innocent person, and most people can 't just kill a person because they wanted to, I feel like you have to be pretty crazy to do such a thing. At the same time though as people we are not perfect and we make mistakes, we have sent hundreds of people to death row and they were not guilty. That shows we are not perfect, but to me if I know the person is guilty and there is no doubt about it I would send them to death row, but if there is a doubt in my mind I couldn 't do
With the growth of the crime rates and inhumane behaviour towards the prisoners, there is no form of development in this sector. While in the other countries the system of incarceration has changed along with its meaning. As a citizen we have forgotten that these people will again be an active part of the society. Therefore, it is necessary
The death penalty has many different alternatives, but the one that makes the most sense is life in prison with no chance at parole. Most people have the misconception that if the criminal is not sentenced if the death penalty, then they will be releases when years. I think everyone can age that they don 't want a vengeful serial killer roaming the streets. That is why a life sentence without parole is the best option a more criminal instead of the death penalty. With no parole, as an option will cost a lot less than
Furthermore, who would think of the death penalty while they are doing the crime? When the murderer is killing their victim they aren't entertaining the idea of "I should not kill this person because I will face the death penalty". They are not scared of the consequences whilst they are murdering. In the year 2014, according to the website http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/, the murder rate in death penalty states is 4.75, however, the murder rate in non-death penalty is 3.70; so the penalty is not ending the number of murderers. It has not been proven clearly that the death penalty has aid the reduction of crimes.