There are currently thirty-three states in which the death penalty is legal and eighteen states that have abolished it. The death penalty should be legal because it is a deterrent, stops overcrowding, and for retribution. Society has always used punishment to discourage future criminals from unlawful action. Since society has a high interest in preventing murder, it should use the strongest punishment available to deter murder, which would be the death penalty. If murderers were sentenced to death and executed, potential murderers would think twice before killing for fear of losing their own life.
Closing sentence: The US should have think in a better way if it really need to execute those criminals, or if it can use that money to improve its citizens’ lives and take care of them. Body paragraph 2nd reason (your stance) Topic Sentence: The Death Penalty does not guarantees the public safety. Introduce quote 1: When a state execute a criminal, the possibly of get murder in the streets do not dismiss, states are killing people for nothing. The death of a criminal do not guarantees that safety of the society, so what can the US do for their country? Quote: Cornell law professor Blume illustrates, “We spend a lot of money to execute a very small number of people.
Others see it as a very important tool in fighting violent pre-meditated murder. The death penalty should be abolished because of its financial costs to tax payers, it’s barbaric, and its ineffectiveness. The average American thinks would think that it’s simpler and cheaper to kill a convicted person rather than pay millions of tax dollars to keep the convict in jail for a life term. However, they are very wrong. One reason why the death penalty should be abolished is because of its expensive costs.
Most criminals would think twice before committing murder if they knew their own lives were at stake. Use of the death penalty as intended by law could actually reduce the number of violent murders by eliminating some of the repeat offenders. The death penalty has always been and continues to be a very controversial issue. People on both sides of the issue argue endlessly to gain further support for their movements. While opponents of capital punishment are quick to point out that the United States remains one of the few Western countries that continue to support the death penalty.
Execution by asphyxiation, crucifixion... ... middle of paper ... ...n, that one wrong act condemns a person to death. However, there are those few neutralists that accept the death penalty a justifiable punishment, but that the criminals should be put to work while awaiting the "death-date." Any money earned by the inmate will go towards reimbursing the victim's immediate family. In April 1999, the United Nations Humans Rights Commission passed the Resolution Supporting Worldwide Moratorium on Executions. The declaration demand countries that have not abolished the death penalty to restrict its use of capital punishment.
Haskins The Death Penalty The death penalty should be abolished because it is cruel and unusual punishment, it does not deter crime and it is costly. The death penalty is also known as capital punishment. This death by execution is ordered by the court to people convicted for a capital crime. Capital punishment is an issue that has been argued in the United States for years. Many are opposed to it, yet the majority support it as evidenced by the fact that the laws still exist.
Due to the fact that the death penalty is so powerful, it can easily be argued that is stops more crime rates. According to the "Death Penalty Information Center", the murder rates in death penalty states went from 9.5 in 1990 to a decrease of 4.75 in the year 2014, a significant amount of decrease. While most people believe that the death penalty is disincentive, it is not. When criminals know that they are on death row, they rarely think about the consequences of their actions. As I sat down and interviewed Sheriff Raul Maldonado he states, "[Enter Quote] ".Additionally, by killing felonies, there will be more room and less prison crowding which is a main issues in many prisons.
It will save society from stooping depriving the poor of fair justice, save money and reduce murder. Death penalty in the USA are usually handed out on the basis of racism against the minority and/or more times and harshly murder victims being white. The justice system isn’t or will ever be perfect as the continuing evidence in sentencing death penalty to the innocent and mentally ill in many cases have occurred. Now let’s get into how specifically the death penalty negatively affects us all. Death penalty destroys society
There are more than one hundred countries who have abolished the death penalty in law or practice, while the United States has increased the rate of executions and the number of crimes that are punishable by death (The Death Penalty…2000). Many politicians claim that they are tough on crimes, but they should spend ninety four percent of criminal justice money on preventing crimes instead of after the crime was committed (Get the Facts…2000). Protocol No.6 to the European Convention on Human Rights to Abolish is an agreement to abolish the death penalty in peacetime. The other two protocols, the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty, provide for the total abolition of the death penalty but allows states wishing to do so to retain the death penalty in wartime as an exception (Facts and Figures…2000). There are several different procedures that are used to execute such as hanging, the electric chair, gas chamber, lethal injection and the fire squad, which is still used in Idaho and Utah (The Death Penalty, 2000).
Most supporters of the death penalty feel that offenders should be punished for their crimes, and that it does not matter whether it will deter the crime rate. Supporters of the death penalty are in favour of making examples out of offenders, and that the threat of death will be enough to deter the crime rate, but the crime rate is irrelevant. According to Isaac Ehrlich's study, published on April 16, 1976, eight murders are deterred for each execution that is carried out in the U.S.A. He goes on to say, "If one execution of a guilty capital murderer deters the murder of one innocent life, the execution is justified." To most supporters of the death penalty, like Ehrlich, if even 1 life is saved, for countless executions of the guilty, it is a good reason for the death penalty.