Daniel Frank was the first person to be legally executed, he was sentenced to death for theft. (Michael Par. 7). Being executed for theft really was extreme, and the government later made the execution method to be used for more grave crimes. Many states years after decided to abolish capital punishment, and eventually legalized it again.
At the very young age, we have been taught which is right and wrong. We have been told that murder is sinful and the biggest sin that human do is stealing someone’s life. Capital punishment is defined as a legal process of punishment where a person is being executed by government. Capital punishment stirs up fierce debate for decades, whether or not it is acceptable for the state to deprive someone’s life as a form of punishment. Capital punishment should be eliminated from our legal systems because capital punishment does not deter the level of crime and it is morally wrong and inefficient for the states.
Not only has the death penalty proven to be constitutional, cost effective, ethically correct deterrent of future murders, but it also is a punishment that fits the crime. First of all, the abolitionists argue that the death penalty is actually illegal or unconstitutional (Eckholm & Schwartz, 2014) because it violates the 8th Amendment’s ban against cruel and unusual punishments. But in fact, the Constitution sanctions the death penalty in several contexts. The 5th Amendment states that “no one shall deprive you of your life, unless you are properly judged and convicted in a due process of law” (Cornell University, n.d). This means that the State actually has the right to put you up for capital punishment after you have been properly sent to trial.
There might be improstion to taking the 8th amendment out of the factor of basically killing someone for breaking the law. Yeah they might have broken the law but killing A person so brutally doesn’t seem fair. If the death penalty never existed then how much different would america even be? In supreme court they stated “The death penalty law isn’t violating the 8th amendment it is somewhat brought into decision “ . My only question is how does the death penalty not violate the 8th amendment?
The witchcraft Act was a law passed by the group of the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1735 which made it a crime for a person to say that any human being had magical powers or was guilty of practising witchcraft. The biggest punishment by the Act was a year's state of being locked in gail. Witch trials were rare in England, mostly to the workings of common law, which avoid people from chasing after against a general noticed scare. Instead,it was usually based on a trouble. However, in 1612, 16 people living around Pendle Hill were tried at Lancaster gaol, with a crime of selling their souls to the devil and killing 17 people through witchcraft.
No one exceeds the law so much that they are exempt from punishment for committing a crime. The law and justice systems are here to keep us safe and someone could use their “mental illness” to escape incarceration and put others in danger. It would be unwise to let a gang leader go free from a life sentence in prison, because he was ruled insane, and he could still endanger someone. The Insanity Defense is rarely used in the United States and it would be wise to get rid of it altogether so, it can’t be misused by criminals looking for a way to escape imprisonment. The Insanity Defense should not be able to excuse someone for fair punishment for their
The capital punishment is the process by which a person is confined to death for committing a crime. Since the start of the civilization of several countries, the capital punishment has become a controversial issue of whether it should be abolished or not. The capital punishment, or called the death penalty, is in the form of execution. The execution method has changed from using electric chairs in the past to lethal injection nowadays (Welsh, 2003). People who support the usage of death penalty say that the capital punishment is the best way to deter people from committing crimes, while those who oppose the death penalty believes that an alternative punishment should be applied instead of enforcing death penalty.
According to “Study: 88% of criminologists do not believe the death penalty is an effective deterrent” in 2008 88.2% of criminologists surveyed did not believe that the death penalty is effective. This is technically proven since states with a death penalty have a higher murder rate then ones without one. Executions might have worked as a deterrent when people were hung publicly, had their heads removed, shot down by firing squad, and even when done using the electric chair. The big problem with all of these is also what made them genuinely effective, the brutality. Now we administer a humane drug cocktail.
“The death penalty doesn’t stop people from doing crime.” (Why the Death Penalty Should be Abolished) There is always going to be criminals out there causing trouble. “Imprisonment is so much better.” (Should the Death Penalty Be Abolished) I agree with that statement 100%, it should stop most hypocrites but still somehow does not. They may be living but they are not granted the huge blessing that we all have freedom. While they are in a cell for the rest of their lives. They cannot be surrounded by their loved ones, their friends, the people they care about the most.
In a span of just 41 years, a total of 1,468 people have been killed as a result of the ruthless death penalty (“Executions”). The death penalty, referred to as a capital punishment, is execution resulting from a conviction of a capital crime, a felony that is treated extremely serious that death may be appropriate to consider as one’s punishment. Although some states support death penalty, according to David Masci, a senior writer at Pew Research Center, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missouri and Texas are the only states that carry out executions (Masci). Death penalty should not be allowed because it requires extreme expenses, violates our 8th amendment rights, and is possible for an innocent person to be framed and sentenced to death. To start off, death penalty should be abolished because it requires large expenses from citizens and the punishment is not carried out right away.