Persuasive Essay On The Death Penalty

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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…show more content…
We can see no difference in the states that have adapted the death penalty and the states that haven’t. There are various other ways we could help lower the rates. Even if it is putting them in solitary confinement or limiting outside contact. It also gets into some sticky water dealing with the government being able to put one to death after one offending the same crime the government is committing. The cost of capital punishment is another factor. The amount of money being put into the trials are outrageous. In a few short years, the price has risen thousands and thousands of dollars. Does that mean our resources are getting better so the cost must improve as well? We can also note the various offenses one has to make before he/ or she is sentenced to death row. We need to see more effective ways of punishment instead of death row. It almost seems if it would be called the easy way out for these criminals. Others can argue that this is an effective way because why should they have a life of their own if they had already taken someone else’s life. But, in a study that we saw, half of the interviewees thought that wasn’t an effective method to use. In conclusion, our actions speak louder than
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