The Pros And Cons Of The Death Penalty

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In the United States, the argument on whether the death penalty is constitutional or un constitutional stands strongly. While there are many supporters of it, there will always be some opposing the death penalty. As of today, there are thirty one states allowing the death penalty and nineteen states who have abolished it (Pennekamp). For the worst crimes, the death penalty is the more appropriate sentence, for many reasons. My stance for the death penalty is not only for the sympathy of the victims or victims’ families but include deterrence of crime, retribution, and morality. The opposing arguments in my case do not hold up, which includes myself refuting the ideas that the death penalty is unconstitutional. The most common greatest fear in people these days would have to be death, meaning if citizens know that their consequence for committing the crime is death, they will be less likely to perform such crimes. Allowing the death penalty throughout the thirty one states offers detterence for citizens from committing such crimes as murder. “…capital punishment is likely to deter more than other punishments because people fear death more than anything else. They fear most death deliberately inflicted by law and scheduled by the courts….Hence, the threat of the death penalty may deter some murderers who otherwise might not have been deterred. And surely the death penalty is the only penalty that could deter prisoners already serving a life sentence and tempted to kill a

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