As a matter of fact, I believe, it is only mass murderers that should confront this penalty. While murder is inexcusable, there are a number of ways in which a guilty party might not have been in full control nor done so with a different intent. Crimes of passion, for example is one such case where one may be compelled to murder, drunk driving and other driving accidents that cause fatalities. Another example could be seen in cases of revenge, such as killing a rapist. Where as such murderers should be punished accordingly, they do not deserve a death penalty.
An execution cannot be undone. Studies have also shown that the death penalty is a biased method of punishment because disadvantaged people, such as minorities and people of lower social status are more likely to be executed. This is unfair because all people have the same rights and should receive equal and fair punishment for their crimes. An alternative punishment to the death penalty is life without parole; it is just as effective a way to prevent someone committing more crimes as executing them. Supporters of the death penalty also argue that it is cheaper to execute a criminal than it is to keep them in prison for life.
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If a murderer was given a different punishment other than the death penalty, the human live(s) that perished would become less and less important. The death penalty is justified because in the Pledge of Allegiance we state “Liberty and Justice for all”. What better way to show this than to give deserving criminals the right punishment? (Phil 2) The Death Penalty has positive effects on murder victim’s families. Losing a loved one from old age, or sickness is a time of suffering that almost everyone will experience, but losing a loved one because they were brutally murdered is unexpected and much harder to overcome.
What kind of crime could a person commit that there punishment is nonetheless the death sentence? Some of the crimes like rape, murder, pretty much any criminal acts should be considered before taking the individuals life. Capital punishment is considered morally wrong, because it is taking an individual’s life in a very cruel and unusual manor. Some people disagree with this because of the saying “an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth” but, in the legal sense of it all it is wrong to give the criminal an easy way out (Williams 22). Do you not believe that if we kill the criminal who committed the crimes, we are not letting them reach the consequence that most criminals fear a life sentence in prison?
According to the California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (CDCR), Capital Punishment is a legal infliction of death as a penalty for violating criminal law. In addition, throughout history people have been put to death for various forms of wrongdoing. The methods of execution include such as practices of crucifixion, stoning, drowning, burning at the stakes stabbing, and of course beheading. Today, in most states, capital punishment is typically accomplished by lethal gas or injection, electrocution, hanging or shooting by the military under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. But in California, incarceration is preferred method to punish offenders, according to randomhistory.com.
Despite how people agree that the death penalty is justifiable, however; it still violates the international human rights laws. These laws were created to protect the lives of all human beings including the criminals, who some might agree they do not deserve to live. Even though some might say that the death penalty is justifiable for restoring justice and the moral order, however; it promotes that killing is an acceptable solution to a difficult problem. The death penalty is said to be justifiable because people who commit a crime and takes an innocent life should pay at all costs. If someone took a life than that person’s life should also be taken.
Poncelet was convicted of the murder and rape of two young teenagers. He was sentenced to the death penalty and his accomplice was not. This proves that there are ways to get out of capital ... ... middle of paper ... ...nformation Center. 4 Apr. 2007 < http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/article.php?did=412&scid=6>.
“If we fail to execute murderers, and doing so would in fact have deterred other murders, we have allowed the killing of a bunch of innocent victims. I would much rather risk the former. This, to me, is not a tough call." (McAdams) The death penalty should be legalized in all fifty states, to avert from crime, keep repeat offenders off of the streets, and to reduce taxpayers the cost of keeping those found guilty of heinous crimes in prison low. The death penalty can in fact deter heinous crimes from being committed when it is lawful in a state.