America’s strategy of capital punishment believes that killing someone actually solves the problem of reducing crime rates, when in reality it is more of a method to avoid the real issue with the criminal justice system. We are killing all these prisoners and not really getting the answers we need. For instance, are we really stopping crime? Also, the death penalty puts innocent lives at risk because of how flawed it is. Since the introduction of the death penalty in the United States in 1976, 138 innocent men and women have been released from Death Row, including some who came within minutes of execution with the death penalty. Therefore, I am against the death penalty and wish for it to be terminated due to the fact that it is morally wrong and has little to no impact when it comes to reducing crimes rates. This makes it practically useless and straight-up stupid; it also distracts us to a point of making us avoid the true ways to actually reduce crime in America.
The death penalty has been debated for centuries. Within just America, it dates back all the way to 1608. In an article entitled “History of the Death Penalty” from the website Death Penalty Information Center, it states, “The first recorded execution in the new colonies was that of Captain George Kendall in the Jamestown colony of Virginia in 1608. Kendall was executed for being a spy for Spain.” So, it is safe to say that the death penalty has been around for a long time, and has been debated by many for just as long. Most people will claim that they are against the death penalty with no reason other than they believe it is immoral and wrong. Those people simply do not know the facts of how the death penalty actually helps the American Justice System. The death penalty prevents overcrowding in prisons, reoffenders, and is cheaper to the taxpayers.
The death penalty has been a subject of controversy for many decades. Many people argue between it being more or less humane than a life sentence. Some say it’s not right to kill someone for killing someone else. Others believe it’s not right to keep someone in jail with no hope of leaving, especially in unhealthy, unsafe conditions. In my opinion, I am all for the death penalty; it’s better to die than live in prison for the rest of your life. The reasons why is that it is cheaper, better for the prisoner, and if someone argues the 8th amendment
believe the death penalty should not be used in the united states. It does nothing beneficial to any party involved. The death penalty does not drop crime rates the cost of putting someone on death row is much greater than someone being in jail for the rest of their life.
“The death sentence is a barbaric act . . . It is a reflection of the animal instinct still in human beings.” Said by Nelson Mandela. The death penalty is a very heated topic with strong opinions on both sides. There is a cornucopia of articles and statistics that support both sides. Although it is a more moral and personal option but there were a few facts that truly outweighed the benefits of the death penalty. The death penalty just has so many factors that could cause problems in the prisoner’s death. Although the prisoner may have desired corporal punishment, it does not justify a cruel and unusual death. Nelson Mandela had such a view back in his time that still holds up to this day. I believe the death penalty should be completely banned in the United States because the cost is ineffective, killing is an irreversible act, the methods are inhumane.
The death penalty is one of the oldest sentences in the books. This penalty can help deter crime, but not if it’s abolished at state levels. As of April 2011. 34 states had the death penalty legislation in place (Parks). Stated in the article by Parks, “In an October 2012 Gallup poll, 64 percent of participants said they were in favor of the death penalty for a convicted murder.” (Parks). Keeping the death penalty in place gives justice to the victims and families, prevents crime, and allows more space in prisons.
The death penalty is only considered against serious crimes. Those who are considered for the death penalty have violated crimes against life and have taken away the rights and lives of other people. They have no regard for other people and their lives so they violate them and deserve capital punishment.
Even though the crime rate is rising, the death penalty is not the effective way to eliminate the crime. The death penalty should be abolished because it is not a deterrent to crime, an innocent person might be executed by mistake, and it is inhuman and degrading treatment.
This is a very easy question to answer. I am one-hundred percent in favor of death penalty. I believe that murderers should be murdered back. I can only think about what I would wish for someone who murders a member of my family, specially my parents, and children if I had any. I don’t think murderers should be rewarded by staying alive and getting used to living in prison. There are different situations, of course, in which death penalty would not be applicable, even if murders are involved. For example, those who have killed to protect themselves or their loved ones are an exclusion to the death penalty rule. If a robber walks into my house to steal and I accidentally kill him because I got nervous or whatever the case may be, I am excused from the rule because it wasn’t me breaking into someone else’s house to steal or commit who knows what other crimes, it was the robber. I am a true believer that with every action comes a reaction. Some people say that they don’t want their taxes to keep murderers alive, and I completely agree. Also, this might sound crude but, why keep overcrowding prisons with those who intentionally take innocent lives? Aren’t prisons overcrowded enough already?
Throughout time our world has experienced many forms of crime. Crime will continue in our society no matter what steps we take to prevent it. Many people wonder what they could do to decrease the crime around the world, especially the violent crimes. This is where the death penalty issue comes into play. The death penalty has been around for thousands of years and, compared to the past, has changed dramatically. For example, people used to be publically tortured and then executed in front of anyone who wanted to see unlike today, the most common practice used is the lethal injection. Yet, many people wonder whether capital punishment is a humane or inhumane form of justice. So, should all states implement the death penalty to reduce violent crimes? Having states enforce the death penalty can reduce violent criminals going back out into society to commit more violent crimes.
Since the foundation of our nation the Death Penalty has been a way to punish prisoners that have committed heinous crimes, however since the turn of the 20th century the practice of Capital Punishment has been questioned on its usage in America and the world as a whole. The Death Penalty is used in America to punish criminals who have committed murders, or taken the life of an innocent person, and while the death penalty seems like it is doing justice to those who have killed others it is actually being used improperly in most situations, while also hindering our economy and is a means of ending more lives than necessary. The Death Penalty can be a valid source of punishment for criminals in the US however due to the misuse of this power by the government it is a huge detriment to our nation and the people that inhabit it. Because of the fact that Capital Punishment is used unfairly, and ineffectively in our nation it is an obsolete form of punishment and should have no place in the United States justice department.
The death penalty has been around for ages, but criticism about the death penalty is new. The has been criticism has soared to a new high because some people believe it is inhuman. In recent years debate about death penalty has risen to a new height. The pros and cons of the death penalty are being weighed in court rooms across America because of court cases killing innocent people. While the cons have noble intentions behind them for saving a human life. The pros far outweigh the cons because certain situations, the only true justice is through the death penalty. The death penalty is beneficial to America due to the cost of keeping prisoners in prison, and it is the only moral way to punish some crimes while also keeping some crimes from happening.
Immanuel Kant a philosopher has said, “a society that is not willing to demand a life of somebody who has taken somebody else’s life is simply immoral” (ProCon.org). Kant a german philosopher brought this idea into society during the 1700s. Since then scholars and philosophers have debated if a death penalty should be allotted. In the United states the government has the power to take away life to those that they see fit. Certain states have stopped using the death penalty and this Over multiple years critiques“Currently out of fifty states, seventeen have abolished the death penalty (Death Penalty Information Center). The death penalty should be legalized in all states. The perspectives I’m going to use to look at the death penalty is deterrence and morality. If you see the death penalty through the lens of irrevocable mistakes you can see that the opposing argument do not hold up.
Crime is everywhere. Wherever we look, we find criminals and crime. Criminals have become a part of our daily lives. Does this mean we let them be the darkness of our society? No, definitely not. Eliminating crime and criminals is our duty, and we cannot ignore it. Getting the rightly accused to a just punishment is very important. Some criminals commit a crime because they have no other option to survive, but some do it for fun. I do not advocate death penalty for everybody. A person, who stole bread from a grocery store, definitely does not deserve death penalty. However, a serial killer, who kills people for fun or for his personal gain, definitely deserves death penalty. Death penalty should continue in order to eliminate the garbage of our society. Not everybody deserves to die, but some people definitely do. I support death penalty because of several reasons. Firstly, I believe that death penalty serves as a deterrent and helps in reducing crime. Secondly, it is true that death penalty is irreversible, but it is hard to kill a wrongly convicted person due to the several chances given to the convicted to prove his innocence. Thirdly, death penalty assures safety of the society by eliminating these criminals. Finally, I believe in "lex tallionis" - a life for a life.