These criminals deserve the worst death penalty for breaking American laws. They know that there are consequences and that they will get caught in the long run. Now many people argue if the death penalty is constitutional and there have been many controversies over the death penalty. Argument is: Whether the United States should keep this punishment or abolish it completely. Very few nations such as The United States, Iran, China, and other nations leave the death penalty as an option depending on the victim then there are a few other nations that completely abolished the law of killing someone by using the death penalty.
The defendant’s race is considered in terms of whether this was a same race crime or whether the victim was of a different race. If a defendant was black and killed a white person, he is approximately twice as likely to receive the death penalty, than if the defendant was white and killed a black person. “A close examination of these types of cases revealed that the seemingly anomalous executions could be explained by the presence of a low-status defendant and/or a high status victim.” This is because the “death penalty is less likely to be imposed for a low status victims, defined by low-skill occupation, unemployment, criminal behavior and/or record, gang membership, public housing, dilapidated nonpublic housing, dropping out of high school, and mental retardation.” Never the less, the justice system seems to be a bit prejudice in it
The Death Penalty Danielle Mitchell June 21, 2013 ENG/215 Kathryn Geranios As we people grow up they are told that killing is bad and that it is wrong; meanwhile, our government is killing people as “punishment” of a crime. It is ironic how we are told not to do something, and the same people telling us not to kill are doing the killing. There are 32 states that have capital punishment. Those 32 states need to abolish the capital punishment for good because there are people who get wrongly accused, it is an inhumane way of dealing with crimes, scientific studies
What gives us the right to put a dollar amount on a human life? Many feel we are overstepping our bounds and rights as humans. You may hear many numbers about the cost of housing a prisoner; although, consensus is that it is more expensive to prosecute a death penalty case and house the prisoner that will be executed than it is to simply house an inmate for life without the possibility of parole. The cost of trying a death penalty case is said to be close to one million dollars in the majority of information regarding these cases. Imagine how much money would be saved if the death penalty was abolished.
Executions may increase murder rates because they raise the general violence level in society and because violence prone people identify with the executioner, not with the target of the death penalty. When someone gets in a conflict with such individuals or challenges his or her authority, he, or she will execute them in the same manner the states executes people who violates its rules. Since capital punishment is brutal, some countries have decided to abolish the cruel acts of punishment. They would rather have the offender remain incarcerated than to hand down such a brutal
I feel it adversely is shown and sought out to enhance the value of human life by demonstrating the old saying “an eye for an eye.” If government were to lower the penalty of murder it would portray that the victims’ loss of life was less significant than that of the murderer. Some opponents feel that a life sentence in prison is a far worse punishment than death. If this is true, then why do so many convicted prisoners put on death row try to appeal and get a lesser sentence? These prisoners who committed the same act outside prison walls are now facing death with no alternative, as their victim had, and aren’t ready to answer to the consequences. In the case of Stephanie Benton, I saw this with my own eyes.
Just like the old saying two wrong don’t make a right. Besides the cost of putting a person on death row is expensive and Illinois can use the money in other places rather than executing someone. Also homicide rates are a good indicator in showing patterns and trying to prevent future murders from happening. I support Illinois in abolishing the death penalty because of its wrong doing in condemning the wrong people, the
2010 were thousands of people that were executed, many of them in courts that don’t meet the international standards, and often without a proper attorney. One of the most shameful things with death penalty is when someone is executed but the person in question is innocent. It has happened many times, for example Timothy Evans. Imagine how it would feel if your daughter was murdered and you were accused of it. Not only was he accused and convicted for the murder but after his death he was pardoned because the found the real murderer!
In the story Antigone, Creon was able to sentence Antigone to death. Though in the time the story was written it would have made sense but today the death penalty can’t be used as freely as that anymore. It is forbidden in some countries whereas others use it but parts of the country won’t accept it. Today many democratic countries use it as a punishment; this includes the European Union, which includes Ireland, Denmark, Austria, Finland, Belgium, Netherlands, The United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, France, Spain, and Greece. The entire Latin America also uses the death penalty, as does the U.S.
The death penalty has been viewed by many people as wrong, while still other people see the death penalty to be acceptable in today s society. People who oppose the death penalty complain that it is morally wrong, and the majority of the people who receive the death penalty are wrongfully treated, either due to race, poverty, or even gender. Even though many people oppose the death penalty, there are still people, such as myself, who feel that the death penalty should be accepted in the United States today. Whether it is to reduce overcrowding in prisons, or to cut down on serious crimes, I