The Criminal Justice System: A Comparative Analysis

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In the above calculations it is important to note that once again assumptions were made. I assumed the pleasure of paying less taxes would be more intense than the pain of knowing that no crime was being prevented from lack of intense punishment (death). It is cheaper to keep an inmate alive until they die naturally when compared to the cost of sentencing an inmate to death, and thus I considered it a monetary pleasure for tax paying citizens when an inmate is kept alive. “The punishment of death punishes taxpayers and drains away precious resources from the criminal justice system” (Costanzo 62). Now that any underlying assumptions within the data have been addressed, one is able to easily compute the aggregate utility for this option, and
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