The Pros And Cons Of The Death Penalty

analytical Essay
890 words
890 words

The Death Penalty Capital punishment, also referred to as the death penalty, is an topic for debate and has been for countless of years. Nineteen US states have banned the act from their courts, but it is still active in the other thirty-one states. The Supreme Court has already stated that the death penalty does not violate the Constitution, and many disagree with them. Although the Supreme Court considers the death penalty being constitutionally legal, others regard it as being the exact opposite of constitutional. Prisoners sentenced the death penalty are often given lethal injections. In the past, the United States acquired the drugs used for the injections from Europe, but now the European Union have established an export ban on the drugs used for the injections(Feldman 1314). As one can assume, this has made it very complicated for the U.S. prisons to obtain them(Feldman 1314). Since states can no …show more content…

While many oppose the death penalty, there are others who support it. One could say that the death penalty is not cruel or unusual, it is simply just the most suitable punishment for the crime the criminal committed(Sharp 247). The death penalty also provides reassurance and protection to the innocent as executed killers will never kill again, while there is always a possibility that living ones will(Sharp 247). One study from Emory University, shows that with each execution results in eighteen fewer murders(Sharp 247). Also, a study from the University of Houston, saw that when the executions were put on a short-term suspension in Texas, another 90-150 murders had been committed during that time(Sharp 247). This just shows that capital punishment discourages murderers more than other forms of legal penalizing. Just because capital punishment is possibly unconstitutional, it may not be a good reason to abolish it from all fifty states in the United

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the death penalty is a topic for debate and has been for countless years. the supreme court considers it constitutionally legal, but others view it as the opposite of constitutional.
  • Analyzes how the european union's export ban on lethal injection drugs has made it difficult for the u.s. prisons to obtain them.
  • Explains that lethal injections are not the only way that the death penalty can be carried out. seven states have reviewed legislative proposals to reinstate the customary ways of execution.
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