Pros And Cons Of The Death Penalty

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According to capital punishment is defined as the legally authorized killing of someone as punishment for a crime. As of May 2, 2013 Maryland joined the 17 states that have abolished the death penalty,this means as of now 32 states still allow capital punishment. Death Penalty Facts stats that over two thirds of the world’s countries have rid themselves of this unconstitutional law in all practices. Death Penalty Facts goes on to say that 14 states without the death penalty had homicide rates at or near national rates ( According to Natalie Leppard, PhD that in 2010, 46 people was sentenced the death penalty.Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976 this …show more content…

The death penalty argument has two sides is it right or is it wrong, in some cases it’s the best option but most of the time it doesn 't benefit anyone involved, the cost exceeds past imprisonment cost, and the death penalty isn’t even considered constitutional in some …show more content…

Deborah Hastings of The Associated Press wrote “Turns out, it is cheaper to imprison killers for life than to execute them, according to series of recent surveys.” ( In an article Richard C. Dieter, Esq. Executive Director said “The high price of the death penalty is often most keenly felt in those counties responsible for both the prosecution and defense of capital defendants. A single trial can mean near bankruptcy, tax increases, and the laying off of vital personnel. Trials costing a small county $100,000 from unbudgeted funds are common and some officials have even gone to jail in resisting payment.”( 19940). Capital punishment doesn’t fix any problems, all it does is cost the government more money. If the death penalty was abolished completely our government would save more money just by sentencing life in prison without

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  • Opines that capital punishment should be abolished because it's unconstitutional, costs more than just imprisoning inmates, and the rulings are final.
  • Explains that even the united states supreme court ruled capital punishment against the constitution. the 8th amendment prohibits cruel and unusual punishments.
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