Murdering the convicted murder would only cause more grief for his family, therefore, over time, grieving would become commonplace. Resurrection has never been the purpose of the death penalty. It is understood that the death penalty will not totally take away the emotions and feelings of the relatives, however the death penalty will ease those pains. The grief and despair would be considerably heavier to carry if the relatives knew that the perpetrator was only sentenced to prison and would be released after a period of time. Therefore, I feel that the death penalty will never become unnecessary.
"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.
The death penalty should definitely deter potential murderers. “Millions are being killed and will be killed because our justice system isn’t working” (Burgado). The system is too slow and is not harsh enough. “Death sentences remain at or near historically low levels” (“End”). This is unacceptable; there are plenty of murderers sitting in jail that should be executed for heinous crimes.
Banning the use of capital punishment in the United States Capital punishment (the death penalty) is a legal procedure which is known as the most severe punishment where the law authorizes execution as a punishment for criminals (Gerald, 2008). Many people claim that allowing such a punishment will help decrease the crime rate, and also give closure to the victim’s family, but if you as American citizens analyze this situation in more detail you can see that taking a life for taking a life is more of a personal matter than justice. When comparing the states that allow capital punishment with the states that have abolished it, the crime rate does not differ. Hence, those who argue that death row has a positive effect on making criminals think twice about their actions are incorrect. There is no confirmation that capital punishment is successful in stopping criminals, meaning that it does not diminish the crime rate.
When dealing with capital punishment, there are more trials and more attorneys that are needed. Various people argue that the cost of capital punishment is a con that outweighs any of the pros. These people suggest that life without parole sentences do not cost as much. The biggest objection of all would be that the death penalty does not cause deterrence of crime. In an article written by Daniel Nagin it is stated that, “the scholarly evidence on the deterrent effect of capital punishment is too weak to guide decisions.” Some research that has been conducted is flawed and does not have the ability to conclude anything major about the deterrence of crime made by the death penalty, which is also discussed in Nagin’s
Regardless of cost or how long it takes I believe that putting these people to death is the correct sentence, not only because I feel that they deserve to die but because the death penalty is a deterrent and society is better off without these criminals. Therefore I agree with supporters of capital punishment and that the death penalty should remain in existence. My research further solidified my position because I felt that the arguments in favor of capital punishment clearly debunked many of the reasons for abolishment by the anti-death penalty movement. References Death Penalty Focus (2015). Facts.
There are as many as thirty-six states with the death penalty, and it’s essential that they change it. The United States needs the death penalty abolished because it is filled with flaws, cruel and immoral, and is an ineffective means of deterrent for crime. I understand why you would want to have the death penalty in effect. You probably think that it will be cheaper to execute people instead of paying taxes for them in jail. There is also a probability that you think that you will give families of victims’ closure.
An easy way to answer these questions is to totally nullify capital punishment completely. One reason why the death penalty is so controversial is because many feel its cruel ways of punishment are unnecessary, even if the crime is murder, whether it be premeditated or unintentional. They believe there are other ways of condemnation besides execution. In the case of an unintentional death feelings are that the perpetrators should have the right to live, but have to face each day with the fact that they killed someone weighing on their conscience. On the other hand, such as with a voluntary murder, the ideas are somewhat similar.
The death penalty is very controversial nationwide. However, we believe the death penalty is the only way to deter crime. Unlike the lethal injection, electrocution, firing squad, and gas chamber, hanging is more painful; therefore, using hanging as a death penalty puts more fear into murderers (Death Penalty Information Center). “Although you will never deter all murderers, the effect of deterrence will rise as the probability of executions rise” (Sharp “Death Penalty Paper”). Whenever death penalties are used as a punishment, the percentage of murders committed declines.
Today, the legal teams representing criminals on death row usually try to stall the execution as long as they can. Referring to the criminals, Pojman says, “they fear death more than life in prison” (Pojman 142). Once a criminal is locked up, their freedom is lost, but it is still not as extreme as losing their life to the death penalty. In prison, criminals are still living and breathing; they can get out on parole and wait until the day they are able to leave and live freely. Proponents believe that killing these criminals will reduce crime and make sure that the criminals will never commit a monstrous crime again.