Essay about Death Penalty

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Ta’Quarius Smith
February 23rd, 2015
3rd period

The Death Penalty The argument of whether the death penalty is effective is a controversial problem. Many people believe that the death penalty is cruel & goes against basic human morals. Others think otherwise and believe that it can be used to prevent further crimes. People are just human beings that make mistakes, we live to make mistakes & learn from them. If the incarcerated was innocent & put to death, nothing can be done to make compensation. We may have modern tools of science, for instance DNA testing, there’s still a
1% chance that the person could be not guilty of the crime. Even one person was wrongfully put to death, it can’t be successful as one person can greatly help bring about the issue towards society & the killing of just one innocent person cancels its effectiveness. One of the main reasons of using the death penalty is to act as an example to others. But many criminologists agree that the death penalty is not a retrain to capital crimes. If it does not meet one of its basic functions how could it be successful? A society that deals violence with violence will only result in more violence. If that makes sense... It costs quite a lot of money to execute a criminal; they are to be kept in maximum security prisons. They have to deal with the long trials, also effecting the courts. As we get closer to the future, the execution list is rising. The last execution in the US for the year of 2014 was

Execution number: 1,394

And we've and a handful of executions since the year 2015. We’re up to execution number
1402 in this current year of 2015. There are may be advantages to allowing the death penalty, but the disadvantages outweigh the advantages. The requirements for a death sentence are long and jams up the court systems because it takes forever for the trial case. And the costs of keeping prisoners on death row are very expensive. The death sentence is an inefficient way of sentencing criminals. Most countries do not have the best court systems or the resources to dealing with sentencing a person to death. There are many victims of murder. Criminal gets caught and convicted, and it is guaranteed that the punishment will be severe. But the person that’s dead has no say so or part in this.
Sadly, the murderer has deprived his family and friends of a loved one. Their grief may not

end with the murderer’s execution, but the execution does