"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.
It is frustrating that in 21st century we still hear about cases of execution and new criminals being sentenced to death. Nowadays, we need to move away from this form of punishment. Death penalty should be abolished in United States because it does not decrease rate of crimes, it is immoral and it is against justice. Those who support death penalty claim that it is an effective way to prevent crime commitment. According Van den Haag (1983) death penalty is the best way to deter murder for the reason that death is what mostly horrifies people.
I agree, and do not think it is fair for someone who murdered and raped innocent people should be able to have these luxuries. The death penalty isn't necessarily the answer though. Inmates shouldn’t have the privileges of watching television, and should have more of a punishment. The opposing group presented their ideas and examples that supported why the death penalty is wrong, and non-effective. One thing they mentioned was that we do not have the resources, nor the money to make 100% sure that someone is guilty of the crime they are accused of.
3 Capital punishment is a legal procedure in many states, however not all parties are in agreement to this procedure. Even though there are mixed reactions on capital punishment in the society, in my view, I am against capital punishment, because as I strongly believe that, death penalty is unacceptable and an inhumane act that denies one the right to live and does not deter crimes as suggested by those supporting it. For instance according to Carmical, capital punishment is morally justified and it can be used as a punishment for atrocious crimes (68). Capital punishment is an inhumane and immoral act that should be completely abolished in the society. First, this punishment violates a person’s right to life because the criminal is denied
It is morally wrong, individually or through government action, to seek revenge on a murderer by means of execution. The death penalty violates our right to life. Capital Punishment is Not an Effective Deterrent As justification for capital punishment, deterrence is used to suggest that executing murderers will decrease the homicide rate by causing other potential murderers not to commit murder from fear of being executed themselves and obviously the murderer who is executed will not kill again. This position may seem initially correct, and indeed, in a USA Today Poll, 68% of respondents agreed that the death penalty is an effective deterrence for crimes. However, some research suggests that rather than deterring homicide, state executions actually may cause an increase in the number of homicides (Stack, 1990).
A second argument that some people use to support capital punishment is that the fear of being given the death penalty is going to stop criminals from murdering. How many criminals would murder in the first place, even in a state where there is no capital punishment, if they thought there was a chance of getting caught? Most murderers feel that they have a plan to get away with murder (Philips, 2013). Unfortunately, most are right. In response to this I believe that the United States Bill of Rights in the Constitution prohibits cruel an unusual punishment.
The death penalty is incorrect and wrong for anyone involved in it since innocent people have been prosecuted in the past. The capital punishment system gives people all over the world a feeling that our nation is uncivilized and barbaric. Replacing such punishments with life without parole is a less expensive and safer option. Without a doubt the United States should abolish capital punishment in all states witnessing the flaws, expenses, inaccuracy and the fact that it disobeys our own constitutional rights as citizens and human beings.
There is no one consensus for or against the death penalty. Although there have been many studies on the immorality of the death penalty and whether or not to limit the death penalty in some ways or just completely abolish it all together. It appears that more people are leading towards getting rid of the death penalty, but the courts want to keep it because the courts argue that that it is a successful fear tactic and may prevent future crimes. The death penalty is inhumane, biased, arbitrary, and an unsuccessful fear tactic so it should be abolished. The death penalty is inhumane.
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.
I strongly believe that a person who commits crime should not be punished by death penalty. One of the main ideas of using the death penalty is to act as an example to others. Death penalty sends a message to the families of victims that the justice system is there to help them not for the accused people who could also be innocent. The government is implementing death penalty to convey to people that the justice system is an advocate of revenge. However, many criminologists support that the death penalty is not a deterrent to capital crimes.