Chances are, you’ve heard of a mass serial killer getting sentenced to the death penalty, or you’ve watched that insane episode of Judge Judy when someone’s baby daddy tried to kill the child because he was incapable of paying for it, and got sentenced to life in prison. Which one would you prefer if you were the victim? Well there are a lot of different aspects that you should really look at if you’re looking to choose a side on whether the death penalty is justice or not. The capital punishment, the death penalty, is a very unnecessary punishment due to the fact that it doesn’t deter crime, and that it cost much more that life in prison.
Many people, including police chiefs and criminologists, believe that this punishment does not deter crime. There have been studies to whether or not death penalties really cause people to considering committing their crime or not. According to Barbra Leshen, “88% of criminologists believe that the death penalty is not a deterrent.” If people are crazy enough to commit a crime of that extent, they aren’t going to care about the consequences. "[T]here is no credible evidence that the death penalty deters crime more effectively than long terms of imprisonment”, says American Civil Liberties Union. People are naturally greedy, and always want to get what they want. Although the kinds of people who actually attempt to carry out a crime this extent aren’t going to care what happens to them. They live for the satisfaction and won’t let anything get in their way.
Are you someone that actually thinks that the cost of keeping someone in prison cost more than sentencing someone to death? Well you’re wrong. One of the main reasons that people are against the death penalty is because they believe that it’s way more costly than life imprisonment. According to Richard C. Dieter, who is the executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, states “They all concluded that the cost...