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Argumentative Essay About Death Penalty

  • Submitted by: framroobin
  • on April 3, 2012
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 532 words

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Death Penalty


think death penalty is wrong. I think it should be totaly abolished.


When conviction of the innocent occurs, it turns into a paradox.  
The ideology behind death penalty is an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. In other words, you shall be
treated the same way you treat others. So if you kill someone you deserve to be killed. That makes sense
But conviction of the innocent will occur. You can’t avoid it. And when it occurs, the judge and the jury
are actually killing an innocent human being, and what was the basic ideology behind death penalty?
Those who kill shall be killed. So technically, the judge and the jury deserve to die, too.

Death penalty doesn’t reduce crime.
It is noted that we need extreme penalty as a deterrent to crime. This could be a strong argument if it
could be proved that the death penalty discourages murderers and kidnappers. There is strong evidence
that the death penalty   does not discourage crime at all.
In 1958, the ten states, that had the fewest murders, had fewer than two a year per 100,000 people. Four of these states had abolished the death penalty.
The 10 states, which had the most murders, from eight to fourteen killings per 100,000 people, all enforced the death penalty. Now you might think that ’‘hey, that was 1958. It’s not like that today!’’ Well,actually it is.
In a research made by the American tv-show ’‘bullshit’’, statistics showed that in 1999, the death penalty
states in America had 5.5 murders per 100,000 population, and the non-death penalty states had 3.6
murders per 100,000 population. Now you might think ’‘Hey, that was 13 years ago!’’, But guess what?
The statistics also showed that, in 2004, the average murder rate per 100.000 people among death
penalty states in the U.S. was 5.1. Among non-death penalty states, was 2.9.

Death penalty has failed as a deterrent.
Some criminologists claim they have statistically proven that when an...

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