Capital Punishment

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Many people live by the motto, “eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” but does the quote imply that every state believes this also? According to the Death Penalty Information Center only thirty-four states, the government, and the military actually carryout the death penalty sentence, and the use of the sentence has been on the decline since 1997. There is a serious opposition when it comes to society today. The crime rates are not being evaluated enough, the country is in recession, and many families are desperate for any form of income. In order to maintain a healthy and safe environment for the following generations capital punishment should be mandatory for every state. In the judicial system and throughout society, the importance of accuracy and honesty can become a relief to the defendant when they are faced with the possible conviction of the crime and the accessible sentencing of the death penalty. Throughout the judicial system these core values are truly important; for they hold a person’s life in their hands. According to the United States eighth amendment, “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” The Constitution strives to eliminate any potential misjudgment or transgressions that might be possible by the judicial system. When accuracy is found in the judicial system alone helps eliminate the amount of depravity that deals with the judicial system. When the defendant in a case receives the conviction of capital punishment; mentally they are to a state that is corrupt where flawed judgment is made. “From 2004 to 2007 there were ten thousand eight hundred and eighty prisoners released from an Alabama prison 35.1% recidivated.” (PEW) During... ... middle of paper ... ...med as such. Frequently people’s opinions differ when the discussion of capital punishment is developed; it seems there is a controversy based upon the individual’s morals and the process involved. The controversy involving capital punishment is not one of president, but of morals and beliefs. References Falco, D. L., & Freiburger, T. L. (2011). Public opinion and the death penalty: a qualitative approach. The Qualitative Report, 16 (3), 830-847. Hawkins, G., & Morris, N, (1970). The honest politician’s guide to crime control. Chicago, IL: The University Chicago Press. Roland, J. (2011,September 16). Constitution for the United States of America. HTML. http://www.constitution.org/billofr_.htm Pew Center on the States. http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/uploadedFiles/Pew_State_of_Recidivism.pdf http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/documents/FactSheet.pdf

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