"Maldistribution inheres no more in capital punishment than in any other punishment." (Haag 274) Fear of the death penalty can be a good deterrent. Many people also try to abolish the death penalty by talking about the suffering a convicted murderer has to go through, but what about what the victim had to go through. Further, if we get rid of the death penalty it will show that we are not willing to impose our punishments on people who brake our laws. Some maldistribution of the death penalty is unavoidable, but that does not mean we should throw out the death penalty.
Consequently, there are laws in place that allow the punishment of murder, by murder. Society's integrity is diminished every time a criminal is executed. The very tenets of modern organization are opposed to the notion of capital punishment, yet this is constantly defied and ignored by the American legal system. If no changes are made and the death penalty remains an acceptable form of punishment, it is inevitable that this correctional method will bleed throughout the American legal system and be utilized for "potential murderers" and small-time thieves. The mentality that encourages organized murder in the name of justice is doomed to devour the society that supports it, creating a totalitarian culture governed by paranoia.
Capital punishment is a problem that effects everyone. There is no way to dignify this cruel act when there are so many factors ruling against it. Not only is capital punishment unconstitutional but it also inhuman, a drain on tax payers money, and unfair on many levels. Innocent or guilty no one deserve to die under the botched unapproved toxins the prison systems are injecting into these death roll inmates. Capital punishment shouldn’t be abolished in some states, it should be abolished everywhere.
The cost of executing prisoners in prisons has been used as one of the reasons that advocate for the end to capital punishment. For example, data from Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) in the United States shows that it is less costly to confine convicts for life than to execute them. The bulk of the costs are accrued during the trial level. Thus, many argue in support of the life imprisonment as it costs the tax payers less than the life sentences they get. The issue of cost has even led to abolishment of de... ... middle of paper ... ... sentences for homicides should be very severe than the death penalties in use as they do not serve the purpose to which they were made.
rather than on the long term imprisonments of murders and rapist(“Arguments”). Execution is a very real punishment rather than some form of “rehabilitative” treatment, the criminal is made to suffer in offence to the crime (“Arguments”) . Many believe that committing murder is a not a crime where a person can be rehabilitated. In America’s justice system a judge or jury determines whether a person should be put on death row. Years ago capital
The death penalty in the United States has been a constant topic for controversy. The death penalty throughout history has been thought to be a deterrent to crime and illegal activities such as homicide, rape, and treason. But should we put capital punishment to the death? Today in modern societies, supporters of the death penalty have withered in number a lot and critics consider it inhumane and barbaric but this attitude is unrealistic and ignores the human nature and it is harmful to society. In short the death penalty should be abolished because there is no study to show that there is a measurable relationship between the existence and non-existence of the death penalty and the homicide rate in the United States as well as the fact that many people who study the topic call the death penalty cruel and unusual punishment.
The ONLY punishment from which one cannot escape is the death penalty. Opponents of the death penalty believe capital punishment is unnecessary and inappropriate in our modern society. In their minds, such an act by the government serves no positive social purpose and only denigrates life (Death Penalty Focus, 2015). On the other hand, those in favor of capital punishment, including the US Supreme Court, see the death penalty as the proper punishment for certain criminals who have committed specific crimes. Supporters also argue that the death penalty is a necessary deterrent to saving innocent lives (Pro-Death Penalty, 2014).
This point is also made in Bedau’s argument, I believe knowing that is enough of a reason to stop using the death penalty. In Haag... ... middle of paper ... ...ely six times the cost of life-imprisonment sentence”(365) Some might argue that the occasional chance of one innocent person losing their life is ok since the death penalty deters plenty of people, but that isn’t the case at all. In conclusion I strongly feel that the death penalty is wrong and should be ended as soon as possible. You can clearly see that a better argument is presented against the death penalty than the one presented for it. We now have the means to keep people in prison for life and I believe that is enough, especially when there is a chance of an innocent person getting killed through the death penalty.
to achieve model citizens and a better society Perhaps one of the biggest objections to capital punishment is the immorality of consenting to kill another human being. Opponents believe that capital punishment is the permissible ... ... middle of paper ... ...is impossible to know who may have been prevented from a committing a crime. Capital punishment is a method of retribution it is as old as civilization itself. Biblical times tell of the execution of great heroes such as Jesus and Joan of Arch, whom were killed for moral differences and religious beliefs. Executions today are used in only extreme cases where the individual is harmful to them self and society.
Haskins The Death Penalty The death penalty should be abolished because it is cruel and unusual punishment, it does not deter crime and it is costly. The death penalty is also known as capital punishment. This death by execution is ordered by the court to people convicted for a capital crime. Capital punishment is an issue that has been argued in the United States for years. Many are opposed to it, yet the majority support it as evidenced by the fact that the laws still exist.