They may say that this will affect the crime going around, but there has been no effect of the criminal activity. But if I have a relative that was murdered by criminals, and they caught the guy, I would not wish death upon them. Saying that you want to kill someone because they hurt someone dear to you makes you the same as that person. You will become a murderer. Instead, I would want them to be thrown in jail.
The people in support of the death penalty say that if murderers are sentenced to death, future committers will think about the consequences before they actually proceed with the crime. However, most murderers don’t expect or plan to be caught and weigh their fate. Because, murders are committed when the murderer is angry or passionate, or by drug abusers and people under the influence of drugs or alcohol ("Deterrence (In Opposition to the Death Penalty)”). Therefore, it will not deter future crimes and will actually increase the amount of murders because of society. As previously stated, the death penalty isn’t proven to prevent future murders and/or crimes because it actually increases the likelihood of committing murder.
How it is that someone who simply cannot control their impulses be punished for a crime? The punishment will not deter any further crimes. If this abnormality is common amongst murderers then this will not make any other criminals look at what happened and have them stop. It may be hard-wired into their brain. And if capital punishment is done for retribution then how is it fair?
Capital punishment is feared by potential murderers because once it is ordered on them they are not coming back. When those potential murderers are deterred away form murder, those are innocent lives that are saved. Further, if we get rid of capital punishment we will just be showing criminals that they can get away with murder, and be punished that severely.
As a society we must grant our trust into the hands of authority. While there still can be wrong imprisonment of people for petty crimes such as robbery, these would not quality for the death row. On the other hand, those people who committed mass murder, and let me reiterate mass murderers are often not wrongfully accused. These people deserve no less for themselves than what they have done to others. Even though we are compelled to remember a famous saying “An Eye For An Eye Makes The World Go Blind” we should not forget that death penalty, as I believe, should be applied to murderers of multiple victims.
This does not excuse one who takes the life of another. People who favor the death penalty often believe it helps reduce the number of violent crimes. Could it be that as long as the state is killing, we are sending a message that killing is a way to solve problems? I would personally say no. I think that in no way it would ever be ok for anyone to die unless it is just there time to go.
1) The number of convicted murderers sentenced to death are small, and of that number, an even smaller number are actually executed 2)Manditory death sentences are unconstitutional (Woodson v. North Carolina, 1976). 3)A considerable time between the imposition of the death sentence and the actual execution is unavoidable. If a person is going to premeditate a capital crime, he/she is not going to be
Murderers are not fearless. They are just like any other human being, if there life is put on the line, there going to think twice about their decisions. For example, when cops catch someone in the act before they commit the crime, if they point there gun at the criminal, that person is going to get down on the ground and surrender. There afraid of the threat of being killed by the officer. Everyone has fear, and capital punishment no doubt deters murders.
How is that any different from simply murdering someone? There is no reason for the death penalty to be an option, even in particularly heinous crimes, when the alternative of life in prison without parole is on the table. Capital punishment is seen by many of its defenders as necessary due to the fact that it is the ultimate warning for criminals. People fear nothing more then death. Our own mortality drives humans to do crazy things through out our lives.
The person who committed a crime will probably think he will get away with the crime, so that person doesn't think he will get the death penalty. The death penalty is the most critical warning against all crimes. Criminal's' that do their homework know this. For an example a person could break into a house or store, and will rob the place, but have no intentions of killing anyone. Because they know if they were to kill a couple people, they will possibly end up on death row.