The Pros And Cons Of The Death Penalty

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The death penalty is a serious problem that has the United States very divided. While there are many supporters of it, there is also a large amount of opposition. Currently, there are thirty three states where the death penalty is legal and seventeen states that have abolished it . I believe the death penalty should be legal throughout the nation. Crime is all around, Wherever we look we find criminals and crime. Criminals have become a part of peoples daily lives,Some criminals commit a crime because they have no other option left to survive, but some do it for thee own enjoyment. I do not think death penalty should be used for everybody whos commited a crime of some sort . A person, who stole food or something from a grocery store, …show more content…

“Since society has the highest interest in preventing murder, it should use the strongest punishment available to deter murder…” . In a study conducted by Isaac Ehrlich , it was found that for each execution of a criminal seven potential victim’s lives were saved . This was thanks to other possible murderers being deterred from committing murder after realizing that other criminals are executed for their crimes.the most shocking protection of innocent life was in texas, who so happens to use the death penalty to its advantege,and according to jfa(justice for all) the murder rate in 1991 was 15.3 per 100,000,by 1999 the number had dropped to 6.1 and drop of 60 percent .Capital punishment also acts as a deterrent for the rate at which previously convicted criminals return to committing crimes after being released from prison . if the criminal is executed he has no chances or oputunitys to commit crimes and ruin lives ever again. Some people may argue that there is not enough solid evidence to use deterrence as an argument for the death penalty. The reason some evidence may be unsolved is that the death penalty often takes a while to be carried out, some prisoners sit on death row for many years before the procedure is actually carried out. This can

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