Body Paragraph 1 (opponent viewpoint) Topic Sentence: The death penalty is a way to make justice for all the victims who can’t do it anymore. Introduce quote 1: K. Jost presents in his article Death Penalty Debates a crime where I father murdered his daughters and wife, in which the father was sentenced to death. The people against him selected the death as the best punishment to his crime. Quote: “It was just so heinous and just so over the top and depraved,” Herbert Gram told The New York Times. “Here is a case where somebody doesn 't deserve to remain on the face of the Earth”
Humans, as a genus, are known for their mistakes. However, in the circumstance of the death penalty, oversight becomes too precarious. The innocent souls that have been taken with the sanction from our government should be enough to eradicate capital p... ... middle of paper ... ...the conterversal gravity of capital punishment is one of the most questionable issue within the united states. The punishment for murder is growing smaller and smaller. A judge can sentence a man to life within prison, and the same man most like will be in jail for fifiteen years max.
The death penalty is legal in thirty-two states. I shall argue that capital punishment should be abolished in our country because it is never moral to kill a human being no matter what they have done, because it often costs more money to keep someone on death row than to keep someone in prison for life, because of the men and women who are wrongly accused of a crime they did not commit, and because death is the easy way out. I believe that there is a standard when it comes to morality. The basics of that standard includes knowing that murder, rape, torture, treason, kidnapping, larceny, and perjury are wrong. What does it mean for something to be wrong?
Capital punishment is one of the most controversial forms of sanction in the United States. The death penalty is legal in 32 states, including California and is outlawed in 18. This subject causes contentious debate amongst people because it allows someone to judge whether or not a person is worthy to live, which some believe is something all-together too powerful to decide. However, others believe it is a powerful tool which will reprimand all menacing criminals, and discourage any future criminals from continuing these offenses. Author Mary Kate Cary, writer of “The Conservative Case Against the Death Penalty,” believes that capital punishment is unnecessary and dangerous because innocent people die, it is discriminatory against people from certain ethnic groups, and believes it is cost effective to let a criminal live rather than be sentenced to death, while author of “The Death Penalty Deters Crimes and Saves Lives,” David B. Muhlhausen thinks that the death penalty should be implemented when certain types of crimes are committed because according to him, it deters future crime, it is not discriminatory, and it saves lives.
It is irrevocable because it removes those punished from society permanently, instead of temporarily imprisoning them. The usual alternative to the death penalty is life-long imprisonment. Capital punishment is a method of retributive punishment as old as civilization itself. The death penalty has been imposed throughout history for many crimes, ranging from blasphemy and treason to petty theft and murder. Many ancient societies accepted the idea that certain crimes deserved capital punishment.
Is the execution of innocent a necessary price to pay for the security of society? ﻢ Does the importance of capital punishment excuse its cost and the diversion of lacking resources from efforts to fight crime... ... middle of paper ... ...use we sentenced innocent people to death. The death sentence is irreversible. There are a lot of flaws in the system when it comes tot California’s death penalty. Also, as new DNA analyzing technology becomes available, it’s frightening to see the numbers of crimes overturned.
“There are some defendants who have earned the ultimate punishment our society has to offer by committing murder with aggravating circumstances present. I believe life is sacred. It cheapens the life of an innocent murder victim to say that society has no right to keep the murderer from ever killing again. In my view, society has not only the right, but the duty to act in self defense to protect the innocent", argues the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ent person on death row. There have been several cases that evidence were proven to exonerate death row inmates.
The main dispute for those who favor capital punishment is due to the fact that death is the “ultimate incapacitation” (Siegel, 411). I think that this is the quintessential reason why the United States should continue to allow the death penalty. Without it there are ways of mitigating ones sentence, making it unfair to the victims. Sternberg states that taxpayers “should not bear the costs of keeping [those on death row] alive in prison” (Sternberg, 5). I agree with this statement because once a person is convicted of a harsh enough crime to be condemned to life in prison they should not be dependent on society’s hard earned cash.
I say no, this is an intolerable number. Those members of society who are responsible for these heinous crimes should be brought to justice; the death penalty is one solution to this problem. In the 1600’s the death penalty was first instituted when “William the Conqueror” allowed those who had committed murder to be hung for their crimes. One would think twice about committing murder if the penalty was death, right? Due to crime growing exponentially, it would seem that drastic measures need to be taken in an attempt to minimize or end these unforgivable
There are as many as thirty-six states with the death penalty, and it’s essential that they change it. The United States needs the death penalty abolished because it is filled with flaws, cruel and immoral, and is an ineffective means of deterrent for crime. I understand why you would want to have the death penalty in effect. You probably think that it will be cheaper to execute people instead of paying taxes for them in jail. There is also a probability that you think that you will give families of victims’ closure.