When we think about criminals we want nothing to do with them. The majority of us wouldn’t want a high grade criminal to even be alive, but is that truly the best option? In the United States the death penalty isn’t anything new it’s been around for over two hundred years and counting, but of course things have changed since then. In the early 1800’s the death penalty was brief and very little to no discussion was done regarding if the person should even be killed. Now remember during this time education wasn’t a priority at the time and of course the thought process people had wasn’t close to ours now. Also during this time the crimes we commit now were frowned upon differently. In some cases interacting with the wrong person or stealing would have ended your life during this century. Now you look to the 21st century and things have changed dramatically in capital punishment. Sentencing someone to death takes a longer process and needs to be thoroughly evaluated before being considered a death penalty case. You can imagine the process in which has to be followed to have one sentence to death. Some might say why it would take so long if you’re even nominated for the death penalty shouldn’t they be killed automatically? This would definitely save a lot of time, but this quick verdict reaction to a case could cost the life of an innocent person considering over a hundred cases have be overturned due to evidence proving innocence. A death penalty case is also more of a complex process than what you may think the time and patience put in is far more than any other case. Not only is time a factor, but also money an average of two and a half million to be exact is spent on a death penalty case. If we compare this to a life in prison inmate which will cost us an average of about a million and a half that’s a vast difference, and by the way if you’re wondering where this money is coming from its from our tax payments. New Jersey dropped their death penalty system which was costing us tax payers over $250 million and to add to this no one was ever executed. As you can see a death penalty case isn’t really the right investment and truth be told I rather have a criminal spend the rest of his life in prison where they definitely wouldn’t want to be every single day of their pathetic lives, than give them the easy way out and may I add expensive way out. The odds of someone spending the reminder of their life in prison can be compromised once their actually in general population. Numerous amounts of times those
April 15, 2013
Is the Death Penalty Just and Applied Fairly?
The death penalty, also known as capital punishment, is the punishment of execution, administered to someone convicted of a capital crime; it is the most severe form of corporal punishment. The death penalty in the United States has been an ongoing debate throughout history. Capital punishment has been banned in many countries, except in the United States; there are thirty-three states that currently…
What are the latest developments concerning the death penalty?
In June 2008, the Supreme Court held that it was cruel and unusual punishment to use the death penalty against individuals convicted of raping a minor. In April 2008, the Supreme Court has held that lethal-injection procedures in Kentucky do not violate the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. The action opens the way for an end to a de facto national moratorium on lethal injection executions that has…
Is the Death Penalty Just and Applied Fairly?
I. What is the death penalty?
a. Capital Punishment
b. Fifth Amendment
a. Babylonia B.C.
b. First execution in the colonies
c. First woman to be executed
a. Eye for an eye
c. Getting rid of evil
d. Deter crime
b. Risk of executing the innocent
a. By year
b. By state
VI. Alternatives to the Death Penalty
a. Life Sentence
VII. Death Penalty here to stay…
The Pros and Cons of the Death Penalty in America
The ’Death Penalty’ is a problem of much concern; many countries favor the ‘Death Penalty’ and apply that, while many other object strongly to this punishment. My opinion is that the death penalty should be banned as a form of punishment. What is Capital punishment? Capital punishment is the death penalty. It is used today and was used in ancient times to punish a variety of offences. The death penalty has no place in a civilized society…
Capital punishment is a prudent issue that creates a spectacle among those for and against the death penalty. From those that have lost loved ones from homicides to those that have committed murder and are then “lawfully”, according to the judicial systems, put to death. Although those for and against the death penalty may agree that there is a lawful and unlawful treatment of people, there is discern on who has the right to make the decision on who lives and who dies. Does man have the right to…
Lots of crimes happen throughout society but murder is the most harmful, not only to the victim but also to the victim’s family. The death penalty will bring justice to the victim and their family. Uma Kukaths said, “Death penalty supporters claimed that not only is the state justified in permanently removing a murderer from society, it is obliged to do so to protect its law-abiding citizens from harm”. The victim’s family would be happy to know that the murderer is gone and justice…
the capital punishment. Capital punishment is a life or death situation. It is the execution of people who have been found guilty of certain offenses. Many people in today’s society believe that a death crime is so severe that they deserve a punishment equal to their crime. In some people’s mind they believe in killing the killer, but how does that show us that killing is morally okay? There are numerous proven reasons why the death penalty should be abolished. The best reasons are to not violate…
The topic about whether or not the death penalty should be abolished has been a very controversial one for years. Dating back to the first English colonies in the 1600’s, the death penalty, or capital punishment as it is formally referred to, is a part of American history that never began to be questioned until the American Revolution in 1776. To this day, many people have mixed opinions on the matter. Some people strongly believe that the death penalty should be instituted, while others strongly…
This is a dossier on the effectiveness and the racially implicated sanctions for the application of the Death Penalty. This paper is a general indictment of the entire criminal justice system, and the faults that exist within. This is not an attempt to sway your opinion, but instead to raise the awareness of those of us who hold the creed of this Great Nation dear and the potential that it holds.
I think that in the terms of greatness there is a clause that as a people and a nation, we continue…
Life and death; the two things that all birthed beings are guaranteed. Two concepts that are understood to be normal and unavoidable. Our mortality, though deeply mysterious and uncontrollable, is something that we have come to accept on a basic level. We all know that to live, means to die. That once we are born into life, our fate has been inevitably sealed to a single future. That though the means and the details may vary according to the individual, we will all certainly die.…