The state of New Jersey supports capital punishment as a form, of corrections, but some of the offenders end up waiting for the day of their execution until the day they die. On the other hand, Texas, also a state that supports capital punishment as a form of corrections uses it more than any other state. Recently there has been a joke made by a comedian from Texas, that some of the sates are trying to abolish capital punishment as a form of corrections, while Texas is trying to pass a bill that speeds up the process for those that are on death row. He said: "Some sates are trying to abolish capital punishment, while Texas, on the other hand is trying to create an express lane.
There are many negatives to the idea of putting someone on death row. Isn't the idea of corrections in general to correct the wrong doings of an individual and incorporate them back into the society? Capital punishment doesn't really go along with the idea of incorporating the offender back into society; on the contrary, it just gets rid of the individual, because in society eyes, the offence committed is so wrong, that the person is no longer able to return into society. On the other hand, how can one really know if the person is really able to change his ways.
... middle of paper ...
.... What kind of punishment is that? How does this help the victim's family? What assures us that he will not kill again in prison?
Even though there are legit arguments on both sides of the never ending debate of the death penalty, with our under budgeted corrections system, the death penalty should be legal and should have an "express lane." This would create a safer environment for the prison staff and more space for the offender that can be reformed and let back into the community.
"More economical than life sentence." April 25, 2004. http://www.cwrl.utexas.edu/~tonya/spring/cap/pro5.htm
King, T. Hammurabi's code of laws. April 25, 2004. http://www.canadianlawsite.com/Hammurabi'sCode.htm
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- I am going to argue that capital punishment is a morally and logically justifiable punishment for criminals. I will demonstrate this by showing how the logic behind not having the death penalty is invalid. I will also present examples that will defend my argument. I will then present counterarguments and their implications. The death penalty in the United States is a contested subject, and even recently it has been voted to be unconstitutional by some states. Currently there are many states that still have the death penalty, though many have not executed anyone in recent years.... [tags: Pro-Death Penalty Essays]
1248 words (3.6 pages)
- Capital punishment is a very controversial issue today. There are good statements made on both sides of the argument. A couple of questions should be asked before deciding which side to take in the never ending debate of capital punishment. Is capital punishment a cruel and unusual way of punishing serious offenders. Should the mentally ill be susceptible to capital punishment. A lot of states made capital punishment legal, but not all of them use it as freely as some states like Texas. The state of New Jersey supports capital punishment as a form, of corrections, but some of the offenders end up waiting for the day of their execution until the day they die.... [tags: Law]
987 words (2.8 pages)
- ... Or is it because of the image that women are weaker so they cannot construct a whole plan to committee such a violent and horrific crime. Regardless of the reasoning behind it, it is still no secret that a female offender are rarely put on death row and the women who are, more often then not, are on death row for killing someone in their immediate family. Capital Punishment is known to have been around since the Eighteenth Century B.C. The first known community that utilized the death pentality is said to be King Hammaurabi.... [tags: capital punishment, legal decisions]
676 words (1.9 pages)
- Capital punishment is a controversial topic all around the world, and has been a prominent punishment in several centuries to deal with criminals committing the most heinous crimes. However, every year some of the most gruelling things in the world occur and are committed by people simply because they ‘can’ do it. Horrific things such as murder, rape and bombings are some of the many actions done every day, which devastates the lives of millions of families and friends all over the world. Some, if not all of these events can leave a person tremendously frightened, scared and extremely terrified.... [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]
723 words (2.1 pages)
- Capital punishment has long been a topic for heated debate throughout the United States of America and the civilized world. For many politicians, the death penalty has been a key pillar to winning a state or election; and, to some extent, politics have been a key influence in America’s justice system. Many nations have outlawed capital punishment, with the United States included between 1972 and 1976. In the United States, there has been a renewed movement for this “eye for an eye” method, citing such arguments as “deterrence” and “victims’ rights.” This movement begs a single question – is there any economical, legal, or statistical support for the ultimate punishment.... [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]
1500 words (4.3 pages)
- Capital Punishment is the act of executing a person by legal process as punishment to committed crimes. The act of capital punishment has been around ever since the birth of civilization, even though the method had change throughout the centuries but the idea is still the same, it is a way of punishment for heavy offended crimes. On average, the rate of murder in Thailand are five to ten (5-10) people in an inhabitant of one hundred thousand (100,000) people per year, so if you do the math you will see that approximately three thousand one hundred and fifty to six thousand three hundred (3,150 – 6,300) murder acts occur each year in Thailand.... [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]
1342 words (3.8 pages)
- Capital punishment also known as the death penalty is when a person who has been convicted by the court of law can be sentenced to death. This occurs when a defendant is being tried with a criminal offense; such as the conscious murder of a peace officer on active duty, or a federal agent. This punishment has been a constant debate throughout our history. People claim it to be unjust or a cruel and unusual punishment, while another part of our population claims that this consequence is not used enough.... [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]
1383 words (4 pages)
- A famous expression, “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth” has become the basis for this political debate over the past several decades --- capital punishment. In society today, many people are murdered every day by the hands of another human being. Those who are for capital punishment promote that it is a deterrent for crime, provides closure, and is a moral punishment for those who choose to take a human life. Those not in favor of it argue that it is an ineffective crime deterrent, sends the wrong message, and is more expensive than sentencing a murderer to life in prison.... [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]
1142 words (3.3 pages)
- Many people live by the motto, “eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” but does the quote imply that every state believes this also. According to the Death Penalty Information Center only thirty-four states, the government, and the military actually carryout the death penalty sentence, and the use of the sentence has been on the decline since 1997. There is a serious opposition when it comes to society today. The crime rates are not being evaluated enough, the country is in recession, and many families are desperate for any form of income.... [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]
779 words (2.2 pages)
- Abstract Christian’s hold three distinct perspectives on capital punishment, namely Rehabilitationism, Reconstructionism and Retributionism. Rehabilitationism is the view that death sentence should not be allowed for any crime; Reconstructionism holds that death penalty should be allowed for any serious crime; Retributionism recommends death sentence for some capital crimes. The last two positions share a somewhat similar view. This paper focuses on rehabilitationism. Proponents of this view comprise those who appeal to the Bible for justification and those who do not.... [tags: Capital Punishment]
2730 words (7.8 pages)