The death penalty gives closure to victims and their family who suffered a lot. In doing so most survivors and victims would want justification for the crime they commited. Many people would agree having the death penalty reduces the number of crimes served in the U.S, such people would know the consequences that will led to the outcome of the incident. On top of everything the death penalty helps the prison system into not being so over populated On average there are 2 million total prisoners that is held in each system put together (“prison populations”). The people of america have the right to punish those who truly deserve the punishment.
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?
There is no evidence that the death penalty prevents crimes from happening. Abolishing the death penalty will save money and keep innocent people from dying. Conclusion Three strikes laws, the war on drugs, lack of rehabilitation programs and mandatory minimum sentences have caused the prison overcrowding problem in the United States. Furthermore, the death penalty is not a solution to crime and cost society. Rehabilitation is key to preventing prison overcrowding, preventing future crimes, and offenders becoming a successful citizen in
The capital punishment is identified as the most radical means of punishment that is aimed at decreasing the number of the murders and other severe crimes that can happen on the streets. However, it is still not proven that the death penalty is effective in terms of reducing the crime rates. As the opponents of the capital punishment claim, “essential objectives the death penalty is meant to serve—crime control, deterrence and retribution—can be achieved without it, and are often not achieved with it” (Šimonović 183). First of all, the death penalty does not perform its main function as a means of punishment directed at the correction of the criminals. Furthermore, through the capital punishment, it is possible to take only one criminal off the streets while others will
There are possible errors that can be made during the death penalty. The death penalty is also a much more expensive alternative to a sentence to life in prison. The death penalty also has an extremely negative effect on the poorer side of society and the racial minorities. Overall the death penalty has many more negative effects than positive. The death penalty has many different alternatives, but the one that makes the most sense is life in prison with no chance at parole.
The death penalty is the act of punishing a criminal to death who has committed a crime such as first-degree murder, espionage, or treason. This process can also be called capital punishment. The death penalty law started to become a controversial topic in the early 20th century after World War 1. Opponents of the death penalty argue the inhumane, unconstitutional, and wrongly accused aspects of the death penalty. Proponents argue the financial savings, deterrent effects, and retribution aspects of the death penalty.
David Muhlhausen, a researcher says that “between executions and reduced murder rates... In short, capital punishment does, in fact, save lives” (Top 10 Pro & Con Arguments). Therefore, the death penalty should be kept as an option for deterrence because it gives families closure and proves as a worthy
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
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.
(“Wrongful Convictions Overturned”) Today capital punishment is much different. The punishment is now exclusively for the crime of murder. It is meant to provide closure to victims families, justice, and deter people from commiting murder. Theses goals do not rationalise the negatives. The United States should abolish the death penalty because it is cruel and unnecessary, extremely costly, and has not proven as effective deterrent of decreasing crime.