The Pros And Cons Of The Death Penalty?

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The death penalty is legal in thirty-one states and illegal in nineteen states. There are at least forty-one federal capital crimes in the United States that can be considered or guaranteed with the death penalty. The death penalty should be abolished because it is unlawful to society, humanity, and civilization as a whole. It costs far more to execute a person rather than to keep them in prison for the rest of his or her life. Logically speaking, the death penalty is an illicit and wrongful punishment no matter what the crime. The emotion and anger toward the criminals that commit horrible crimes can overcome what is actually right for society. There are many more opposing factors towards the death penalty than there are supporting ones. Capital punishment is nefarious to say the least and there are other consequences and actions that can be substituted rather than directly executing a person for their actions. There was a study in Maryland that took a closer look of murder cases between 1978 and 1999. The estimated lifetime costs that taxpayers will have to pay for these capitally-prosecuted cases will be $186 million (Roman et al.). The study also…show more content…
What kind of society can go around killing people immediately for crimes that may be persuaded by others or assured by racial demographics? One may argue that the people that undergo these abhorrent felonies deserve to die and that “they wanted it”. Even if they did want it, that shouldn’t have an impact on what the punishment should be. If anything that should make a greater point to why these criminals should be put in jail, so that they can suffer for what they have done. The death penalty is wrongful in many aspects and should not be prohibited in any states, no matter what the circumstances are. It should be abolished in all states so that all criminals may live their life in prison and pay the

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