Due to the states high visibility, size, and moral authority, it is capable to have an impact on citizens beyond the immediate act it authorizes. Reinam says, “Reduction in the horrible things we do to our fellows, when those things are not necessary to our protection, is an advance in civilization.” Punishments become milder as societies become more advanced. The refusal to execute teaches about the wrongfulness of murder.
In some states, the individual must be convicted of two serious felonies for the three strikes law to apply, while in others any felonies count towards the third strike. Critics of the three strike law express many strong arguments against their harsh legal statute. Our society has ultimately had an issue with the three strikes law. Some people have said that the law “destroys the flexibility of the courts and the judge, it is unjust in certain conditions, and it adds more criminals to an already crowded and expensive criminal system”
McGurruth Miguel Instructor A.D. Ulm EN 120A/ 03 23 November 2012 Did you ever wonder why we need death penalty in Pohnpei? Pohnpei really need to have this type of punishment to make its citizens to stop committing crimes. If Pohnpei state will not have this it will get out of control so we must adapt this type of punishment. Pohnpei state government should adapt the process of having death penalty for criminals. There are four important reasons why death penalty which are to reduce chaos, stop crimes, eliminate criminals, and secure citizens.
The people that Shelton killed are considered combatants because they support they governmental system and work with it. Based on Just War Theory, the proportionality of killing these people is that their deaths are outweighed by the justice that will bring to the judicial system. Shelton believes the system to be corrupt, focusing instead on conviction rates rather than making sure the right person is placed behind bars. By killing these people Shelton can put a new mindset into the “system” because those affected by the killings will want the right man punished rather since they now know how it feels to be wronged. All the killings made by Shelton were to people who were directly showed how flawed the system was.
Prison time is an effective deterrent to a point, with some people more time is needed. Prosecutors should have the option of using a variety of punishments in order to minimize crime. The most fundamental principle of justice is that the punishment should fit the crime. When someone plans and brutally murders another person, it would seem that justice would be better served if they too were killed as they had planned to kill another human being. Our justice system shows more sympathy for criminals than it does victims and this should be altered.
The death penalty was established in the eighteenth century and currently within the United States, thirty-six states impose the death penalty, Louisiana is included. The death penalty has become such a controversial topic in the Untied States for various reasons among the religious. Many Americans believe the death penalty is justified when individuals commit heinous crimes. I would have to agree that some crimes people commit deserve a sentence of death, especially when they commit rape, crimes against juveniles, or aggravated murder. Although the death penalty is limited and used sparingly, it reflects in our society and the value of deterrence is weakened.
This results in poor representation of convicted people in courts and unfair verdicts. Another issue associated with the penalty is that the value of life is lessened. Government should be concerned with the damage inflicted on society when a person is sentenced to be killed by juries. Being put to death by a people does not seem to be that different from a heinous murder committed by a murderer. With all of the media reporting executions like movies, societies become desensitized and accept death penalty as the right way to take care of criminals.
Even though some may argue that death penalty deters crime, studies have shown that it does not. On the contrary, death penalty increases the murder rate since it causes the death of still another person. Execution cost taxpayers more than keeping someone in prison for life. Isolating
The Constitutional Death Penalty Kissandra Moore U.S. Constitutional History 556 Douglas A. Dribben Sep. 10, 2012 Arguments over the death penalty always refer back to Amendment V or Amendment VIII regarding due process and cruel and unusual punishment. To understand the use of the death penalty in America, it is important to consider that executions were common prior to the Constitutions framing and that Amendment V recognizes capital crime. The framers were obviously aware of capital punishment and considered capital crimes as they set forth the provisions that would protect those accused. Prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment was also considered, but cruel and unusual punishment is subjective.
The Effects of Felony Convictions RaShawnda Anderson Kaplan University The Effects of Felony Convictions The effects of felony convictions are a very hot topic in America. This is because there are many Americans that commit crimes and are punished yet still deal with the effects for years to come. Felons are a part of society and should be treated as such especially if they are reformed. A person can commit a crime that results in a felony and twenty years later still suffer the harsh reality of certain privileges being taken away. Yes, an individual should be punished for their crimes but the effects of a felony conviction should not include or affect that person’s right to vote, finding employment, or the pursuance of a higher education.