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Freud Kay Death Penalty

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Jonathan Osinga
Mrs. Catrini
ENC 1101-22 10465
30 November 2015
Death Penalty Essay A man named Jared Kay was out one night and was dealing with multiple personal issues. Jared is a very mentally unstable man who deals heavily with anger issues along with other various problems. On the night of February 19th, 2002, Jared was driving in a pickup truck when he felt the sudden urge to kill. Jared, driving on a dirt road in the middle of Arkansas, came across a small wooden cabin that housed the Franklin’s. Jared had not one clue who he was going in to kill. All Jared was thinking was kill. He walked into the house with a shotgun and opened fire on every member of the family and then left. Only the daughter survived this tragic event. Jared was
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All of the studies on the cost of capital punishment conclude it is much more expensive than a system with life sentences as the maximum penalty. Cases without the death penalty cost roughly $740,000 while cases where the death penalty is sought cost about $1.26 million. Maintaining each death row prisoner costs taxpayers $90,000 more per year than a prisoner in general population. (Top 10 Pros… 2015). A study of the cost of the death penalty in Colorado showed that death penalty proceedings required six times the days in court and took much longer to solve than life-without-parole (LWOP) cases. When people try to say it cost less to tax payers to put a man to death then to care for them in prisons for life they are not aware of the facts. Why do these cases take so long from sentencing to execution? After a person is convicted of a capital crime, they tend not to accept a sentence of "death" without a fight. They appeal to a higher court, and a higher one and a higher one, trying to overturn their conviction for any reason. Resolving those numerous appeals takes years. It's built into the system, and it helps to ensure that the State is certain of a person's guilt before the actual execution. According to a study published in 2004 in the Journal of Parable legal studies, five percent of the 5,826 death sentences imposed from 1973 to 1995 were carried out in those years. The study found there was a 68%…show more content…
This is proven to be false. According to the N.C. Department of Justice, the death penalty actually does not influence murderers to think twice before killing, in fact it does the opposite (Death Penalty Does Not Deter Crimes, 2015). As observed, states in the United States that don't use the death penalty have a lower murder rate that that of the states that do (Death Penalty Does Not Deter Crimes, 2015). For example, there was a forty six percent lower rate of murder in non-death penalty states than in death penalty states ("Death Penalty Does Not Deter Crimes.", 2015). When the United States is compared to countries that do not use the death penalty, such as Canada or nations in Europe, it also has a higher homicide rate as well. Generally homicides are committed in moments of anger and not even thinking. Criminals are commonly severe drug and alcohol users and do not generally think of the consequences of their actions. Homicides are usually committed in the heat of anger or deep emotion while either under the influence of substances or mentally ill. So when someone says it makes people think twice, that isn’t always the case. In the mind of a sane person they of course think of the consequences and do not continue to create violence. But an insane person who would actually commit a capital
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