The Pros And Cons Of Capital Punishment

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been numerous controversy talk about capital punishment; it’s still a form of punishment in today’s society.[ ]

Congress or any state legislature may allow the death penalty (capital punishment) for murder and other capital crimes that they see fit.[9] Also, the U.S. Supreme Court acknowledges that the death penalty is not a violation of your Eighth Amendment 's but defines procedural aspects to be considered by juries when they use the death penalty and how the verdict must be relative to the wrongdoing otherwise, the punishment will violate the Eighth Amendment 's exclusion against cruel and unusual punishments to the offender.[9] Furthermore, Eighth Amendment requires the courts to consider the changing criteria of decency due to the checks and
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Some pros and cons addressed the death penalty and issues at hand. Some pros for the death penalty are that it costs the government (tax payer’s dollars) less to imposed the death penalty as opposed to life imprisonment without parole leading us to take care of their basic neccessity; it prevents and divert criminals to commit felonies; it’s constitutional and does not overstep the Eight Amendment which prohibits the federal government from enforcing disproportionate bail, fines and cruel and unusual punishments, including torture; and it is a fair punishment for crimes committed against the rights to life, freedom and safety of victims in our society.[11] While on the other hand, the cons are that innocent people are mistakenly being executed; we must consider their mental state of free will, some criminals may have mental illness or are having clouded judgment at the time of the crime; it is an additional cost to the government and taxpayers’ money; death penalty is a form of retaliation against the offender; it is a platform that is unfair; and there is no benefit to public safety.[11],[arguemen],
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