Legalizing Death Penalty Within the U.S.A. death penalty majorly applies to the murder convicts and some other serious capital offences, not any other petty case in the streets. It has been ruled by the Supreme Court that capital punishment is constitutional and not just some cruel and unusual punishment as provided for in the 8th and 14th amendments of the constitution of the United States and this should remain so as it targets only the heinous crimes within the society which if the offenders are not eliminated from the earth, they will live to commit it again, hence for the safety of the society, which is a fundamental aspect in the constitution, death sentence stands appropriate (National Museum of Crime & Punishment, (2008).
In civilized states like the U.S.A., there are various means of punishment that are meted out against offenders and capital punishment is one of them. This goes on in chagrin of many pressure groups who argue that this kind of punishment denies the convicts the chance to change and become good to the society and can also fall on the wrongful conviction. This is just one of the major argument fronted by the campaigners against the death sentence within the U.S.A. And several other countries.
It is important to know that deaths sentence, in as much as it is loathed by many people in several countries, it still persists in majority of the countries. In the U.S.A. alone, at the states level, there are 32 states that still have the death penalty as compared to the 18 states where death penalty has been abolished and at the national level there are more that 58 countries that still practice death penalty and several others on top on these apply it on some selected crimes (Death Penalty Information Center, 2014). This is a clear indication that death sentence has a central role in the deterrence of crime and maintaining the sanity of the society.
The abolitionist claims and reasons for abolishment are distant claims that have remote chances of happening in a refined judicial system like the one in existence within the U.S.A. There are fine measures put in place to ensure there is just conviction after a thorough evaluation at the evidence and it has been overwhelmingly depicted that the person in question actually committed the crime. These are processes that are long and fine and costs the taxpayers a lot of ...
Death sentence should also not be abolished considering the damage the criminals leave behind at the crime scene and the community at large. Criminals subjected to death penalties left indelible marks in the lives of the victims. They leave deaths or permanent damages to life and health in cases of violent robbery. There is no reason hence to spare the person who permanently altered the fate and future of another innocent citizen.
Arguments that death penalties are not deterrent of crimes are misplaced. It is logical that the harsher the punishment, the more feared the crime that leads to the punishment or may occasion the punishment. There is no one who would love to die hence many people have avoided crimes that could lead to death sentences. Even the…
Within the U.S.A. death penalty majorly applies to the murder convicts and some other serious capital offences, not any other petty case in the streets. It has been ruled by the Supreme Court that capital punishment is constitutional and not just some cruel and unusual punishment as provided for in the 8th and 14th amendments of the constitution of the United States and this should remain so as it targets only the heinous crimes within the society which if the offenders are not eliminated from the earth, they will live to commit it again, hence for the safety of the society, which is a fundamental aspect in the constitution, death sentence stands appropriate (National Museum of Crime & Punishment, (2008).
While this may indeed be true to some extent, it may not be the case in all instances. The jury may take all the necessary precautions to ensure that the death sentence is not handed to those who do not deserve it but it is not infallible. This means that there is a rather high probability of the death penalty being meted out to some undeserving parties. In my opinion,
Death Penalty An on-going Debate on Ethics and Morality The debate on whether the death penalty, or capital punishment, should be utilized in the United States is best seen in the varied laws that exist within each state. For this reason, many states, most of which are in the northern parts of the country are against capital punishment, while many southern states support this kind of a law. The U.S. map is
Death Penalty This informative speech outline topic DOES THE DEATH PENALTY DETER CRIME? The outline detailed 4 APA references. It follow format detailed referenced. Please outline tornadoes OUTLINE FOR INFORMATIVE SPEECH Tornadoes Purpose: To inform audience tornadoes Thesis: Today I discuss fascinating facts tornadoes. To inform the audience about the two sides of the debate on the death penalty, regarding its justice and its deterrent effect. The death penalty is one of the
Capital Punishment Debate The United States is one of the few industrialized nations in the world that still practices capital punishment. Most European nations and our northern neighbor Canada do not have the death penalty and in fact will not send wanted criminals to the United States because of their opposition to capital punishment. Proponents of the death penalty say that it can be a deterrent to crime, that it can
Capital Punishment The issue of the death penalty and capital crime has become one of the dominant issues debated in contemporary culture. The reason for this is firstly a moral questioning of the right to take a life, even when it is in retribution for extreme crimes like murder. The foundation of this contemporary attitude lie in the view that modern culture and society should be able to deal with extreme
It violates the right to life...It is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. There can never be any justification for torture or for cruel treatment" (White, n.d., pg. 1). In addition to the argument that it is a denial of human rights, abolitionists have an equally strong offender-centered argument of innocence (White, n.d. pg. 2). They argue that innocent people are often put to death, in what can only