Death Sentence Essay

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Capital Punishment, killing a criminal through a lawful process, is one of the most highly debatable subjects in the world. Execution can be done in any of the following ways, beheading, electric chair, firing squads, guillotines, hanging, lethal injection, poison gas, crucifixion and stoning. The most popular form used in the United States of America is lethal injection. Some may argue that this is the most civil way of killing the criminal, but others would argue that the death penalty is not civil at all whatsoever. Capital Punishment is seen as primitive by many, but also beneficial to the public through retribution. The Death Penalty helps prevent future crime, helps economically, and enforces deserved punishment, but also as seen as …show more content…
Statistically speaking, it is known that those one-hundred people can continue on to commit more crimes and thus harming more innocent people. If a person is convicted for life and not eliminated they will divert valuable resources away from the state and cause many more problems for the institutional officers overseeing them.
If a person were to commit a crime at age twenty and that person lives to the age of seventy-seven with a life sentence then they are being cost of living is paid for by all those who pay taxes for essentially half a century (FASTSTATS). The guards who work at the penitentiaries are responsible for everyone within their walls. Prisons are already overcrowded and with a downturned economy, it is unlikely that adequate new facilities will be produced. So by removing people who are deserving of capital punishment, prison guards will be able to closely monitor other criminals deserving of current attention. This would begin to ease the problem of overcrowding. The guards also will be in safer conditions if the people with homicidal tendencies are completely removed.
A strong argument against the death penalty is the argument for moral righteousness. Many believe that “we are just as bad as the murderer if we murder him/her.” This argument is valid to an extent, but the criminal did commit a crime that was so extreme that the…