This point is also made in Bedau’s argument, I believe knowing that is enough of a reason to stop using the death penalty. In Haag... ... middle of paper ... ...ely six times the cost of life-imprisonment sentence”(365) Some might argue that the occasional chance of one innocent person losing their life is ok since the death penalty deters plenty of people, but that isn’t the case at all. In conclusion I strongly feel that the death penalty is wrong and should be ended as soon as possible. You can clearly see that a better argument is presented against the death penalty than the one presented for it. We now have the means to keep people in prison for life and I believe that is enough, especially when there is a chance of an innocent person getting killed through the death penalty.
Not only would we be saving billions of dollars in tax payer money, we would also cut down the rate of people falsely imprisoned on death row due to false testimony, new DNA test results or other new evidence. The claim that the death penalty deters crime can also be dismissed due to the fact that violent crime has been linked to the socioeconomic state of the country, not to the death penalty. If we abolish the death penalty we could use the billions of dollars we would save towards rebuilding the impoverished cities of our nation, and giving people with mental health issues the kind of care that they need.
Arlen Specter, “Congress must make Death Sentences Meaningful Again” (Human Events, July 1994). Hugo, Adam Bedau, Ed., The Death penalty in America: Current Controversies (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997) Blumstein, Cohen, Nagin, Deterrence and Incapacitation (National Academy Press January 1978) It is more reasonable to utilize the death penalty than to abolish it. The death penalty should not be abolished because (1) it deters people from committing murder and (2) because the death penalty gives peace of mind to the victims and their families and puts an end to the crime. The death penalty deters some people from committing heinous crimes and thereby also saves human lives. Not everyone will be deterred from committing heinous crimes because of the death penalty.
All together, our society would benefit rather than be hurt by the establishment of capital punishment, which is my definition of what is good. Works Cited "CLOSING DEATH ROW WOULD SAVE STATE $90 MILLION A YEAR", Sacramento Bee, Published on March 28, 1988, Page A1, 2589 words. . Dieter, Richard C. “Cost of Death Penalty and Related Issues”. (2007) Page 4.
As the Bible says, "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. " If someone commits a capital offense, they should receive a capital punishment, because the state won’t have to pay for the criminal’s lifetime in jail, it provides the most complete retribution and condemnation, and crime rates will begin to drop. Not only should every state in America use the death penalty, it should also be done in a much quicker process. Following through with the punishments at a faster pace will cut down on the costs. Today, it costs approx.
Moreover, states without the death penalty have much lower murder rates. Executions are carried out at staggering cost to taxpayer.The funds spent for execution should be used to target the issue of killing and find solutions to help communities unite to demonstrate a more peaceful environment. Recent CNN reported how studies done have found that the death penalty criminal litigation, costs taxpayers far more than seeking life without parole. (CNN, 2015) The states spends millions of dollars to put away death row inmates when the funds could be used to help channel society in tune with how to become more positive and getting help to those who need
The attribute c... ... middle of paper ... ... the Fair Administration of Justice, abolishing the death penalty would save the state $125.5 million per year . This money could be used for social programs that help deter young people from a life of crime or drugs. It could also be spent to improve the public school system, the public transit system, and similar basic governmental services. Or we could follow the footsteps of New Jersey, and use the money as restitution to the families of the murder victims . The possibilities are endless.
Specific Purpose: To persuade why the death penalty abolished. Thesis Statement: Brining about justices through death in USA brings about hazards on all of us. I. II. Why should we get rid of the death penalty in USA? It will save society from stooping depriving the poor of fair justice, save money and reduce murder.
Revealing likewise, this also shows that punishing criminals by benefiting them with shelter, food, and basic accommodations does not discourage them from committing more crimes after an improper release occurs. Continuing on, “For every inmate in America who was executed on Death Row, seven innocent lives were spared because other criminals were deterred from committing murder”(Williams).... ... middle of paper ... ...ding, deterring crime, and saving tax dollars. The death penalty also ensures equal justice in America and ensures justice to those deceased in homicides. In the future, such issues can be resolved by keeping the death penalty: overcrowding in prisons will be less likely to happen, more criminals would be apprehended because of the plea bargain and crime rates will go down. This changed America by locking up more criminals in prison in these past two millenniums alone then altogether in America before while deterring crime due to convicts facing the chance of execution and being placed on death row.
Proponents of the death penalty will claim that mistakes are inevitable and that the inevitability of such mistakes should not serve as grounds to eliminate the death penalty altogether. However, even if the death penalty is justified in one case, it cannot be guaranteed to work without error in all circumstances. According to the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP), “since 1973, 156 people have been exonerated from death row”. It is impossible to determine innocence once a prisoner is executed because the state will not reopen the case of an executed prisoner. It is therefore impossible to determine how many innocent people have been executed by a flawed system.