Abolishing the Death Penality

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Murder is wrong. In modern times, execution of criminals is being used by every country in the world. Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a person by a government for serious crimes committed. Capital punishment has been used by almost all societies. Currently 58 nations support the death penalty, and 140 countries have abolished it. Abolish the death penalty because, first, it costs more for a death penalty than keeping a criminal alive. Second, the death penalty, or killing, is not right. It is morally wrong. Giving the death penalty to murderers makes everyone the same. Lastly, innocent people may be murdered. The capital punishment is expensive. It costs more to sentence a prisoner to death than giving him/her life imprisonment. The capital punishment cases have long and complex process. Therefore, they are much more expensive than life imprisonment. Every step is time-consuming and expensive. “The California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice (CCFAJ) roughly estimated the capital punishment costs in California. The Commission estimated that California currently spends $137.7 million on death-penalty-related costs each year” (Petersen & Lynch, 2012, para. 19). In Texas, a death penalty case costs an average of $2.3 million, which is about three times the cost of imprisonment for life (Death penalty facts, 2013, para. 1). The death penalty is a waste of taxpayer’s money. This is money that could be used for the better of the
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