This statement couldn’t be more true; there are many murderers that are serving life sentences or are free because the laws aren’t strict enough. “Imprisonments deterrent effect will never be as great as that of the death penalty” (Burgado). People murder because there is chance that there will be no serious consequence. Spending a lifetime in jail may not be that great of a consequence. The death penalty should definitely deter potential murderers.
Michael Ryan the killer of Jim, were sentenced to the death penalty but little did Miriam know he was also sentenced. For some 20 years Michael Ryan's execution was carried out through every appeal on and on. The pain that Kelle’s family inflicted was insufferable. As unfortunate as the occurrence was it is safe to say this continues to be the pain of many murder victims families. The death penalty provides nothing but pain for the victims family, the economy and the society.
Everyone has fear, and capital punishment no doubt deters murders. Many people say you can't fight violence with violence, and what's the difference in the government killing people and the murderers killing someone. Well, America didn't become the country they are today by sitting back and doing nothing. We had to fight to better our country, so in this case, violence did solve something. Our country is basically at war w... ... middle of paper ... ... More guilty people are found innocent opposed to innocent people being found guilty.
Most death row inmates, unless they commit a serious multiple murder have been in and out of jail most of their life. Capital Punishment is a way for society to weed out the bad seeds that corrupt the whole. Personally I think they should be castrated, or not have a conjugal visits. Having people like that procreate makes me sick. Someone who has taken someone’s ability to procreate and enjoy life should be treated if they had killed themselves that day.
According to Richard Seiter in his book “An Introduction Corrections” states that “From 1986 to 1997 the number of males that went to prison increased 70% while the number of females increased 118%” (210). It seems that just going to prison isn’t enough for some people. Without the death penalty insane people would kill others thinking they could get away with it and if not what’s the worst going to happened to them “Prison for life”! One could argue that the death penalty probably has saved someone’s life because it deterred someone from committing that act! Still anti-death penalty advocates believe that the death penalty is irreversible and that some people who really weren’t guilty are sentenced to death.
Death is a scary thing to think about, but it happens to every single human being and creature in this world. It is such a tragedy with the violent death of a loved one, but there really is nothing that can be done. All murderers and criminals need to pay for their actions, but the death penalty is not so effective and should be abolished. The death penalty has caused a division in the United States because of its fighting debates of getting rid of the death penalty. The death penalty is a capital punishment given to those who commit murder, treason, arson, and rape.
In Texas over a period of time twenty-four people were sentenced to death, but only twenty-three were executed. The extra one com... ... middle of paper ... ...is innocent how could America? If a man were to assault another man the rightful punishment would be time served in jail, not to be assaulted, so why is the correct punishment for killing to be killed? Sure, the thought of dying could drive someone not to kill, but usually these men and women who commit murder do not have anything to live for. These people usually come from broken homes.
In her writings, Ballaro goes on to speak of how the death penalty is not perfect, and, in fact, has many flaws such as racism which is a big topic for people who would ... ... middle of paper ... ...ave the possibility of being paroled. Statistics show that the majority of these criminals commit additional crimes upon their release. By implementing the death penalty for each convicted killer, an estimated three to eighteen lives would be saved. (Tanner, Robert) One murder could be prevented for every 2.75 years less a person spends on death row. (Emory University) This data alone provides information about how to save innocent lives.
Works Cited Bedau, Hugo. The Death Penalty in America. Chicago: Aldine Publishing Co.,1964. Brasfield, Philip. "The End of Innocence."
The death penalty is legal in thirty-two states. I shall argue that capital punishment should be abolished in our country because it is never moral to kill a human being no matter what they have done, because it often costs more money to keep someone on death row than to keep someone in prison for life, because of the men and women who are wrongly accused of a crime they did not commit, and because death is the easy way out. I believe that there is a standard when it comes to morality. The basics of that standard includes knowing that murder, rape, torture, treason, kidnapping, larceny, and perjury are wrong. What does it mean for something to be wrong?