So many non-supporters of the death penalty say they are against it because of racial discrimination, or how it treats humans as like animal, or that it is cruel and unusual, or that retribution is another word for revenge and therefore they believe that life imprisonment is a just enough punishment. But giving a convicted murderer life imprisonment could still result in death by their hands
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
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.
The ruling clearly indicated his mental health diagnosis, yet, the ruling allowed for his sentencing to still have the death penalty consideration. (Hughes, 2015) The nuance is created when looking at competency and criminal or deviant behavior. Mental illness with undefined capacity is such a large variable. If this ruling were to hold true with any mental health diagnosis, a large percentage of the population could commit crimes without facing stiff punishment under the umbrella of incompetency. There are varying degrees of mental illness and lessened capacity, there must be a line as to accountability instead of excused behaviors.
In order for this to take place people need to consider the crimes those criminals have been charge with and have been found innocent and still commit the same charges as the first time. Therefore execution is best way to punish someone by doing it out of justice and not just because people are angry and mad. The death penalty is not a big
The death penalty as it stands in this nation cannot be fairly and equally applied to all people due to the natural differences in predicate crimes, jury requirements, appeals and actual use. In addition the death penalty denies owed process by preventing an appeal based on new evidence after death by the fact that a dead person cannot be retried. For these reasons the death penalty is unconstitutional under the 14th amendment's equal protection and due process clauses. Death Penalty is not the way to handle a punishment at all. When did the government have a right in the way of life and death situations?
Opponents argue against it saying it is inhumane, racially biased, and that it does not deter crime. This paper will argue support of the death penalty. The death penalty is a justified and unbiased punishment for murderers proven guilty of taking another innocent life and is a deterrent for murderous
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 Death Penalty. Right? Or Wrong? Capital punishment, or better known as the death penalty, is a very controversial issue in the United States today. 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.