But are we in the future to be prevented from inflicting these punishments because they are cruel? If a more lenient mode of correcting vice and deterring others from the commission of it would be invented, it would be very prudent in the Legislature to adopt it; but until we have some security that this will be done, we ought not to be restrained from making necessary laws by any declaration of this kind’ “ (Bomboy). In other words, Livermore was arguing that all citizens who commit horrible crime do deserve severe punishments for the crimes that they commit, and until the government figures out a way to place restrictions and guidelines on the penalties that we believe are morally proper to give, then they cannot hold back from reprimanding those citizens. Consequently, The Founding Fathers created the Eighth Amendment to be intended for further generations to interpret the meaning of “cruel” and “unusual” over time (Donnell). The amendment was then ratified in 1791 nevertheless, the Eighth Amendment and the death penalty is still highly debated today because the differences in interpretations
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
If the justice system is trying to stop others from killing then they shouldn’t partake in the same killing process by executing someone. Murderers don’t always think about the range of punishments for murdering someone when they commit a crime. The law needs to inject fear in the minds of the criminals or murderers and discourage them from actually committing crime. We don’t just need something for the sake of it, we need something that actually deters crime and death penalty really isn’t one of them. Death penalty has been in practice for a very long time, even way back in history when people were not as developed as today and this itself shows that death penalty is not an effective deterrent for crime because the number of crimes and criminals in jails have increased immensely in today’s
It is necessary for those who refuse to accept unjust administration of punishment. Capital punishment is often justified by saying that by executing the murders birth of new murders would be prevented. Executions especially when they are more painful and public create a sense of horror and halts those tempted towards criminality to violate laws. In countries such as Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Nigeria and New York crime rates are exceptionally high and this affects the population there. The police also works inefficiently in these countries and the criminals easily escape from punishments.
However, in modern times, debates over the death penalty question the morality and ethics of putting to death one who has committed the same act. Tensions have boiled over to point that many call for the eradication of the death penalty itself. While abolitionists of the death penalty make strong arguments in their favor, the death penalty offers an incentive for citizens to follow the law, gives the state the power to execute
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 most current study of research findings on the relationship between the death penalty, and murder rates performed for the United International Locations Committee on Crime Prevention and Control, in 1988, has concluded that these studies did not provide an iota of scientific evidence, that executions have a more deterrent effect than the imprisonment system that is readily being used. It has been shown that in fact some murders are committed under the influence of substance, be it alcohol, drugs, or both. In a few reported cases, these murderers might have had some mental sickness which were never tended to. If these are factors that played a role in the behavior of these persons, the question to be asked then, is; “how or what is being done to manage and assess the individuals so they are deterred from committing such crimes”? If only time was invested in doing these much needed assessments, maybe It would be possible to figure out what is going on in their headspace ahead of time, because when people who feel they need to indulge in substance abuse to mask whatever they may be going through, or they are dealing with untreated mental issues, after the crime is done, they may not remember it, much less why they even did
Giving sentenced defendants the option to die counter the thought of it being a murder and closer towards assisted suicide. Some people believe that a life sentence is worse than the death penalty, since it prevents the defendant from being considered a human being. Likewise Andy Martin says in his article, “In my imaginary trial of the future, the judge will not be “sentencing” at all. Or rather she will be uttering a sentence, but it is not a declarative assertion. There is no “the prisoner will be taken hence and thence conveyed etc.” It is an interrogative.
In solitary confinement, prisoners may be punished by limiting human contact which have made prisoners “mentally even more ill” (Yamashita, “Human Rights of Prisoners”; Casey, “Solitary Confinement in the UK”). In the end however, further inhumane treatment would not affect changing morals in psychopaths for according to Dr. Bruce Gage, chief of psychiatry for the Washington Department of Corrections, they “tend to lack fear and have a ‘reduced response to punishment.’” Additionally, moral justice is not created if the penal system further damages the mental state of prisoners. For example, in the United Kingdom, one inmate claimed that there were “ten suicide attempts so far” in one prison, while another claimed
There I took up at the beginning of the paragraph "Arguments for the Death Penalty" on page 2. Those who are against the death penalty is an argument against this. If you look at the US example that retains the death penalty as one sees you it's actually here as it occurs most crimes. That the death penalty would be a deterrent mean those who are against the death penalty is wrong. They say that those who commit the most serious crimes do not think that they can be caught, nor on what punishment they can get.