If the death penalty was used more often there would be a deterrence for future crimes, it is more cost effective, and it would make our nation better. For one thing the death penalty, if used more often, than there would be a higher deterrence for future crime. If there was a deterrent then there would be less new criminals. With less new criminals the crime would slowly dissipate. Current crime rings would also go away if the people in them were taken out of the world.
This is because death is so much more feared than the mere restrictions on one's... ... middle of paper ... ...s and criminals are not dealt with fairly? Capital punishment is justified because there won’t be worries about the state paying for criminals’ lifetime in jail, it will provide retribution and condemnation, and crime and murder rates will decrease. Using capital punishment prevents many unnecessary deaths and crimes. If we no longer use it deaths and crimes will increase, due to the fact that the consequences are not severe enough to make the criminal think before they act. Capital punishment is justified!
These states are granting low risk criminals more parole and giving these people more probation. These states believe that by granting these criminals another chance that they will learn their lesson and are less likely to repeat their crimes. Also these states are looking at if there are less low level criminal in prison, then there is more space for higher risk
It is more likely that the convict would be paroled instead of being executed because of the present practice of allowing unlimited appeals. Convicted criminals are not exposed to cruel punishment, but rather given a long waiting period. If the criminal is put to death, it is usually done as mercifully as possible. One problem with the death penalty, presently, is that crime is not decreasing, but rather increasing. If capital punishment is supposed to deter crimes such as murder, it is not serving its purpose.
Arguments for the death penalty: Capital punishment permanently removes the worst criminals from society and should prove much cheaper and safer for the rest of us than long term. It is self evident that dead criminals cannot commit any further crimes, either within prison or after escaping or being released from it. Another argument for the death penalty is the cost factor. The state may very well better spend our resources on the elderly, young and the sick rather than the long-term imprisonment of murderers. Execution is a very real punishment rather than some form of treatment.
The long term cost is almost the same as a life without parole sentence. Criminal who did serious crimes deserve the death penalty and do not deserve to live. The money spent on an inmate can be used to fix our roads, build schools, and enhance education programs for school. Some say that capital punishment is inhumane and barbaric, but these same morale feelings were not applied when the criminal murdered the victim. Capital punishment would not only bring closure to the family, but deter crime by knowing that they could not commit murder or harm to anyone else’s family or loved ones.
Decriminalization of drugs is a sensible policy and many would approve in decriminalization under the current regime. The outlook will be vastly good with the possibilities of less property crimes and homicides in the current society, also less overcrowding in prisons due to addicts getting convicted, and huge percent of sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS will decrease to users who are not homosexual. Property crimes will go down outstandingly due to anyone addicted to drugs. Citizens will be detained in a forced rehabilitation because they can not break and enter into houses to rob expensive items that they can sell and buy more drugs to support their habit.” The most common perpetrators to break and enter into houses to support their drug habit are the same people who reside in the same neighborhood as the victim” (Goldstein,johnson n.pag). Ten percent of homicides and assaults nationwide were drug related (hardwood n.pag).
Proponents believe that killing these criminals will reduce crime and make sure that the criminals will never commit a monstrous crime again. Many prisoners who are out on parole can take advantage of their release and actually cause more crimes and danger. But if the criminals are put on death row, it also sets an example for others and may prevent petty criminals from moving on to more serious crimes. The death pen... ... middle of paper ... ...ices, instead of being used for the death penalty. The better alternative is life without parole, not the death penalty.
However, if corrections are left with only retribution than the only option would be life sentences or death penalties, which would result in turning back in time to “an eye for an eye.” Retribution’s punishments are set amounts rather than relative to the criminal and simply an eye for an eye will only make the world blind. The issue with rehabilitation causes overcrowding of facilities and it is expensive. Yet, rehabilitation gives criminals the opportunity to return to society as upright citizens and to end recidivism. While threats of punishment deter crime and punishment are effective, there should still be rehabilitation to fix the underlining issues to end recidivism. Rehabilitation has taken a back seat to the concept “get tough on crime,” for a couple years, and only result increases in prison population with little effect on crime rates (Benson, 2003).
In the past, minimum sentencing laws were useful due to the fact that crime rates wer... ... middle of paper ... ...e goal or objective. With the change to prisoner reentry programs, the high recidivism would drastically decrease due to the fact that the programs would be federally funded and supported therefore, inmates would have a higher chance for success. After all, we are all human, and no one deserves to be tricked into plea bargain due to the prosecutor’s pushing their own agendas, or because of mental issues derived from solitary confinement. Most of all, how is someone supposed to support himself or herself if they don’t have a backbone support from reentry programs. The criminal justice system needs to undergo reformation and address the real reasons to high crime rates and inmate failures to sustain a successful life after the time they served.