Opposition To The Death Penalty Term Paper

Length: 6 pages Sources: 3 Subject: Criminal Justice Type: Term Paper Paper: #38616480 Related Topics: Death With Dignity Act, Black Death, Death Penalty, Capital Punishment
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3.0 Conclusion

After exploring both sides of the death penalty argument, it's important to remember that neither side supports executions based on racial or financial bias. And, all want to see the defendant having competent defense and receiving the correct verdict. These issues are related to the application of the death penalty rather than the death penalty itself and they can be fixed. The two real differences between those supporting and opposing the death penalty are whether it actually deters crime and whether it is appropriate punishment. There doesn't appear to be a clear answer regarding crime deterrence to put a stake in the ground for one side or the other. The remaining issue, cruel and unusual punishment is entirely subjective based on personal beliefs. Perhaps adequate alternatives to capital punishment such as life without parole would make the abolition of the death penalty more acceptable to some. However, there will always be the Timothy McVeighs of the world that make many call for punishment that meets the nature of the crime. And, that's the real reason why the death penalty should and will continue to exist in the U.S. For years to come. The best course of action lies in eliminating unfair application of capital punishment and advancements in science to prevent wrongful execution.

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