Gun Control is Not the Answer For many years now gun control has been a major issue. Many, individuals believe that if guns were strictly controlled that it would greatly reduce the amount of crime in the U.S. Although, this may be true it is not the answer to the problem. Stricter control of firearms is an infringement on all individuals Second Amendment rights. Not, only is it an infringement on peoples Second Amendment rights, it will also punish hunters and sportsman whom us firearms to hunt for enjoyment.
One of the functions of the criminal justice system is to administer a fair and just punishment for the crime committed by the suspect .Most Americans seem to agree with or oppose capital punishment on a case by case basis. Some Americans believe the death penalty brings justice, when someone is murdered. Capital punishment is a controversial issue in the society. Pros--Some people favor the death penalty because it is believed to deter crime. Criminals might think twice before they commit a crime if they knew they were going to get the death penalty.
The amount of coverage that Matthews murder received gave a lot of people the idea that his death was of more importance than the death of others in the town. It overshadowed other stories because unlike other murders or deaths, it was motivated by one boy’s sexuality and categorized as a hate crime. It served as an eye opener not only to the people of Laramie but also to the people of the country because discrimination against homosexuals was in some ways a social norm ( and still is), but because someone had actually been murdered because they were homosexual, this was considered by most to be downright unacceptable. In today’s society when you hear that someone was shot to death, it might get a couple days, or a couple minutes of media coverage and then the story will soon fade away, but when you hear that someone was shot and the motivation of the murder was race, or sexual orientation it is often more publicized and gains more media coverage. Although the media makes it out to seem that one’s person’s life is more valuable than another’s, what it comes down to is America’s response, if the media believes that America will have a greater response to one story, that is the story that will be the focus of the media.
In this essay I am going to talk about how illegal immigration can be a good thing but also can be a bad thing for some people. A lot of people say illegal immigration is a bad thing. I agree with them to a certain point. They say it’s bad because of all the drug trafficking going on on the border today. I agree with those statements.
Does the death penalty serve as a justified and legitimate form of punishment? This issue has recurrently created controversial debates. Whenever the word "death penalty" comes up, extremists from both sides start yelling out their arguments. One side says discriminative, the other side says fair; one says execution; the other side says justice. Crime is an inevitable part of society, and everyone is aware that something must be done about it.
Because of the fact there are more crimes that are worse than this, such as murder, and rape In which someone should be put to death, not just because a person can’t prove someone’s guilt. Also I believe this law is saying if another person cannot prove guilt and the person is indeed guilty, the innocent person is the one who pays the consequences.
All of these methods can be considered cruel and unusual punishment. However, some in society view this as necessary, in order to deter crime. This is not agreed upon by all in our society. For instance, I do not agree with the death penalty in most of the instances it has been imposed. That leaves me to question whether or not the death penalty is a necessary social measure.
It is both mentally cruel (to BOTH the guilty party AND the victims family) and it is costly to society. Death is final - if someone is innocent they can never be revived; so, in this opinion, it does not discourage crime. Moreover, the death penalty costs the state and US government millions of dollars for each person put to death, making it obsolete compared to keeping the person in prison for life. Religion can also play a part in this, as many religions disregard and don't believe in putting a person’s to their deaths.The arguments against the death penalty are mainly ethical in their nature, that it is basically wrong to kill and that when the state kills it sends out the wrong message to the rest of the country.The main arguments in favor of restoring the death penalty are those of deterrence and retribution: the theory is that people will be dissuaded from violent crime if they know they will face the ultimate punishment and that people should face the same treatment that they gave out to others.Many people insist that, a sentencing judge is required to consider any mitigating circumstances before imposing the death penalty. If we take a close look at the overall problem with the effectiveness of the death penalty in California, we see that “the average was between conviction and execution”
Should the Death Penalty Exists in Modern day Society(USA)? by Nicholas Checketts The death penalty, in the USA, is the most inhuman and crucial punishment. Even though it is not applied in every state, the death penalty is a very strong debate and argument within the US government. There are people who support it and those who are against it. The death penalty is a punishment to those who due to their actions and circumstances commit crimes.
The death penalty is a great tool for the American justice system. Without it, criminals may have the opportunity to reoffend or commit other heinous crimes. The death penalty also saves the lives of what may be future victims by preventing these criminals from ever having the opportunity to commit another crime against innocent civilians. There are those who will argue that we are taking away their human rights to live. True, every human was born with human rights, but I believe if you take away someone else’s life, you give up your human rights.