The death penalty is a cruel and unnecessary punishment. It promotes violence and terrorism. The death penalty does not deter a crime, and it costs millions of dollars. The death penalty does not reduce crimes. The death penalty is immoral and it shows discrimination. The death penalty is unfair. The death penalty needs to be abolished because no one deserves to die. Two wrongs do not make a right. Twenty percent have showed that people who were executed was found not guilty.
Since the 13 colonies were first established in America, the death penalty has been the main form of capital punishment as a firmly deep-rooted institution in the United States. Today, one of the most debated issues in the criminal justice system is the issue of capital punishment. While receiving disapproving viewpoints as those who oppose the death penalty find moral fault in capital punishment, the death penalty has taken a very different course in America while continuing to further advancements in the justice system since the start of the new millennium. While eliminating overcrowding in state jails, the death penalty has managed to save tax payers dollars as well as deteriorate crime and apprehend criminals.
1429 the number of executions conducted since 1976 just in the United States, 1260 executed by lethal injection, 158 executed by electrocution, 11 executed in the gas chamber, 3 executed by hanging and 3 by a firing squad according to the Death Penalty Information Center since 1973, more than 150 people have been released from death row with evidence of their innocence. And today 140 countries have abolished Capital Punishment in law or practice.
Despite the fact that over 135 countries across the globe have outlawed the death penalty and that there is little evidence to support its use, the United States remains as one of the few major industrialized nations that still execute prisoners. In every society, many cases occur where a criminal must be punished, so that they can be taught a lesson and be stopped from committing future crimes. There are many different ways of punishing criminals: one is the death penalty. The issue of the death penalty has been debated throughout history and even more so recently. Some people support the death penalty, since they say it is only fair for one to forfeit their life if they take the life of another. Many feel the death penalty is unfair, and
The death penalty is something very huge in the United States some may ask what the death penalty is, and some already may know. The death penalty is when someone commits a crime so cruel that the government has no other option but to put the criminal to sleep aka send him to death row. They don 't just shoot the people who have committed the crimes they inject them with a lethal injection. But before then, they have death row and they have some time to live before being injected with the lethal injection. Many people think this punishment is really harsh and shouldn’t be given even though the people have committed some pretty hateful crimes. There are currently 31 states with the death penalty being active with the remaining 19 states having abolished the law. It isn 't easy getting the death penalty in the United States, so if someone where to get this death penalty then this means they have done a crime like no other and it had to have shocked and frightened many people. Most of the people who are receiving the death penalty are the ones who are killing mass groups of people, hate crimes, racial crimes and any other crime that will make headline news.
The death sentence has become a huge controversy in the United States over the past forty years. Over those forty years there has been a lot of less tax payers and donators willing to pay money to the justice system to execute a criminal. These types of people that have helped to pay in the past for these executions have stopped due to them not wanting a death connected to them in any way, or because they simply see life in prison a more suitable punishment. Without the funding needed, the criminals on death row are not able to receive their proper punishment within a reasonable amount of time. A lot of times the criminals never get their proper punishment due to lack of funding. Also, criminals that commit extreme crimes may not get the death penalty due to it not being registered as capital murder. These are all issues that have affected the death penalty over time.
For many years, the death penalty has been used to execute people who had committed horrific crimes. Even though it is still practiced by the justice system, there are people who support it while, there are others are against it. Many people feel that the death penalty is a cruel way to kill a person, while others believe it is capital punishment. When someone is sentenced to death, you have to think about the possibility that person might be innocent and you will end up putting their family through a lot of suffering and heartache. Is the justice system really willing to go through all this in order to gain some form of closure? I recently came across an article “Punishment should fit the crime,” in which they were supporting the use of The death penalty. It was definitely against my beliefs about enforcing the death penalty.
The death penalty brings conversation in all spectrums of rhetoric. Some view the death penalty as needed and an appropriate punishment for those who are deserving. While others view the death penalty as being unconstitutional by way of cruel and unusual punishment. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, capital punishment or the death penalty is “Execution of an offender sentenced to death after conviction by a court of law of a criminal offense. Capital punishment should be distinguished from extrajudicial executions carried out without due process of law. The term death penalty is sometimes used interchangeably with capital punishment, though imposition of the penalty is not always followed by execution (even when it is upheld on appeal), because of the possibility of commutation to life imprisonment." This shows, according to antideathpenalty.org, the first person to ever receive the death penalty in america was in 1608, a man was spying for the spanish government in jamestown. from 1608 to modern times the death penalty has been apart of our judicial system.
Execution style shootings, entire families bludgeoned to death, children abducted, sexually molested and killed, parents murdered by their own children and children murdered by their own parents, terrorist attacks that kill dozens of innocent victims-the list of heinous crimes committed around the world goes on and on. Would the list be even larger without the threat of the death penalty or are there other solutions that would deter people from committing horrendous crimes? My response to the question “Would Jesus pull the switch?” is an immediate and definite “no”. The Bible tells the story of a woman sentenced to be stoned for adultery; in response to questions by the Pharisees, Jesus answered that whoever is without sin should cast the first stone. Jesus went on to tell the woman to go and sin no more. I know a lot of
According to statistics, a black male is more likely to get the Capital Punishment if he kills a white. Prosecutors have a higher tendency to pursue these types of cases only because of their racial grudges. Not only are these unfair, they are also given to a defense that give little to no care about winning or have very little experience to actually do something. Millions of dollars are spent on retrials, postponing, and setting up of the execution. I see the death penalty as a cheap way of getting out of a severe punishment. Families should know that the criminal in fault of causing them hard is forever rotting in a cell till he expires. Abolishment of the Death Penalty should spread among all states since it does nothing but cause harm and
Some might be surprised to realize, “When comparisons are made between states with the death penalty and states without, the majority of death penalty states show murder rates higher than non-death penalty states” (Death Penalty Information 3). Sources show that states with the death penalty have higher murder rates than those without the death. There are many more types of consequences that could have a larger effect on someone than the death penalty. Having a longer sentence and spending the rest of your life in prison could arguably be scarier than being executed. The Death Penalty is not an effective method for criminals. According to a study conducted by the Death Penalty Information Center, “Nearly 78% of those surveyed said that having
There are a few issues that everyone seems to have a strong opinion on, and the death penalty belongs within that group of issues. The death penalty has a long history, dating back to Eighteenth Century B.C. (deathpenaltyinfo.org) and has remained a way to handle violent criminals among many countries throughout the world. I plan to investigate the history of the death penalty and investigate the ways that race and diversity impact the likelihood that a crime will be punishable by death.
Since 1976, 1,438 legal executions have been carried out in the United States (deathpenaltyinfo). Thirty six of our fifty states, along with some branches of the Federal Government and the U.S. Military have death penalty statutes in place. Aside from lethal injection, these statutes allow a number of horrific methods of execution, such as: electrocution, lethal gas, firing squads, and even hanging (clarkprosecutor). Lethal injection is most commonly used throughout the United States, and is said to be the most humane method. Compared to its contemporaries, it is the least violent; however, it is a nonetheless a disturbing process, and a rather lengthy one at that. The insensitivity of capital punishment, as well as its inefficiency, lack of purpose, and excessive costs are some of the many reasons why the death penalty should be abolished.