Felix Lazaro Sociology 101 27 June 2013 Death Penalty in Illinois and Homicide Rates I chose this topic because I am interested in going into law enforcement. In particular being part of the special weapons and tactics unit also known as the SWAT team, but in order to do so I must first understand the laws. And since the death penalty and homicide rates are closely related to the criminal justice system I thought it would be a good topic to talk about and it can bring closer to understanding what I really believe. Illinois no longer has the death penalty but the death penalty to society is very important because it punishes those who commit a crime by putting them on death row. Even though it might be extreme to kill somebody for
After addressing the death penalty from two different perspectives, should it be banded in the United States like other countries or is the death penalty something that society should come to terms with. I argued that while perspective one is strong in that it states those who commit murder need to die, but it fails to fully consider the innocent people that have already died because of law enforcement negligence, perspective two gave a better understanding of all the innocent people who were charged for committing a crime they did not commit. The judicial system needs to reevaluate their law from top to bottom. For America to have a system as harsh as the death penalty there should be no mistakes made in who is chosen to sit in the hot
The article, “The Death Penalty,” by David Bruck was written in 1985 and first appeared in the New Republic. The author reflects his opinion about the death penalty and expresses his beliefs as to why he is against it. Bruck supports his belief against the death penalty by facts of wrongfully accused prisoners in some court proceedings and the underlying question as to how many other cases this could apply to. He also discusses how the American public feels a sense of ease and justice when prisoners are put to death by electric chair regardless to the fact that the punishment may not suite the crime. He shares the court case of Ernest Knighton who robbed a gas station and killed the owner during the process.
The fact remains the same someone has lost their life so the person responsible needs to be punished and the punishment should fit the crime. Our society should not abolish the death penalty simply because of rocky statistics. Americans have to keep the death penalty in place because it isn’t worth finding out if all the statistics are correct or incorrect. Please help fight to keep the death penalty a lawful punishment in the United States and bring it back to every state. It’s the only way to keep people from committing these horrible acts against innocent human beings.
California should remain this as a useful method of punishment for murder and other terrible crimes. There is nothing worse than losing a loved one. Capital punishment is not just about taking revenge on the person that caused pain, but it’s a method that California should continue to use in order for there to be direct consequences. Even if the person that committed the crime has a life sentence in prison this already cost a large amount of money for taxpayers. Execution is the best method to eliminate the person that committed the crime.
And who then gets to take the life of that person, and so on. Mahatma Gandhi who was the respected leader of the Indian Independence Movement once said “an eye for an eye would make the whole world blind”. Society’s views and opinions on capital punishment nowadays are mostly in favor of abolishing the death penalty, which outweighs those who have an opposing opinion and believe capital punishment is in fact morally correct. And the fact that 139 of the 196 countries of the world have abolished the death penalty really just confirms that it is an inhumane and inexcusable way of bringing justice to those who have broken laws and ethics. It has been proven to be cheaper for taxpayers and governments to sentence someone to life rather than to death row, which would provide more funding to go towards more useful things like education and foreign aid that may actually help the number of crimes being committed to decrease.
Most people would say that euthanasia is killing, and it’s a logical thought but said persons need to understand where the line is drawn between killing and letting to die. The disease is what’s killing the patient, the physician merely cuts off the obstacle that’s fighting to keep the patient uncomfortably alive. Good Consequences I. If euthanasia were permitted it would be possible to respect the self-determination of competent patient’s who want it, but now can’t get it because of its illegality. II.
The last reason Pohnpei must have death penalty is for the safety for the citizens. Government should not give the prisoner years to stay in jail they should be killed right away because when the will be release they will want revenge on the people who puts him or her jail. The prisoner will really want that because they made him or her stay in gates for long time. The leader of government must destroy these types of people for the safety of its
Carter 1 James Carter Courtney Sullivan ENG 110.92 22 April 2012 Should the Death Penalty be Allowed? Many people argue that, the death penalty is justifiable and some argue it down right cruel. According to this website www.procon.org, more than 1,188 inmates were executed from 1977 to 2009 by lethal injection. Most death penalty cases involve the execution of murderers, although capital punishment can also be applied for treason, espionage, terrorist and other crimes. Many say the death penalty is of value because it preserves the law, keeps down crime, and it cost less to house prisoners, it honors the victims and grieving families and it will stop crime.