To Live or To Die
few don?t but there is no way to separate the wrongly accused from those who belong. To
prosecute a criminal. It is not an easy decision but it has to be made. Once the decision is
made to place someone on death row, there is no turning back, only the anticipation of
that day when a life is brought to an end slowly but surely. Those opposing capital
punishment think of losing a loved one to someone who has no meaning for taking a life.
to die, who makes the decision.
There was a period were capital punishment was ruled unconstitutional by the
punishment under the eighth amendment which states, ? that excessive bail shall not be
required, nor excessive fines imposed, no cruel or unusual punishment inflicted.? When
country but it was not specified as cruel and unusual. Those who are for capital
punishment argue that penal laws are demonstrating to everyone that it is not in the best
fear and intimidation.
is the most premeditated form of homicide of all. Jessica Spinler argues, ?the death
dignity/rights). contrary to popular belief, the death penalty does not act as a deterrent to
crime. The crime level has increased instead of decreased. There is also the belief that
execution cost less than imprisonment, however with the cost of materials and
fraction of criminals who would otherwise be slain.
The death penalty saves lives. It saves lives because it stops those who murder
from ever murdering again. this is the answer that most pro-capital punishment defenders
say when asked why the support it. Some defenders feel that rotting in jail for the rest of
life is more tortuous and inhumane that execution. The death penalty also solves the
sufficient and safe guard against the future actions of criminals because it offers the
possibility of parole. Some criminals must be made to pay for their crimes with their
Over the last one hundred years there have been more than seventy-five
documented cases of wrongful conviction of criminal homicide. ?The death sentence was
carried out in eight cases were accused criminals were put to death and found wrongly
accused after their execution? (Internet: Possibility of innocent death). A prisoner who is
discovered innocent can be freed, but a corpse cannot be released from compensation .
victims family as well as society.? (Internet:Chance for convict to pay-back society.)
Capital punishment has safe guards that protect anyone that may be wrongly
executed. The reason for the long wait is so that the state and federal courts can review
the case and make sure that the alighted charges are correct. With all of these
opportunities it is almost impossible for an innocent person to be executed. If it is clear
that a person is guilty of murder, than that person should be sentenced to death. Placing
murderers in prison isn?t a tough enough punishment. In jail they would have a chance
again. That is why capital punishment is a good thing, the criminal won?t have another
chace to take another life.
Capital punishment is a topic where both sides can be agreed on. There are so
many different things that can make a person against it but also reasons for defending. yes
capital punishment is inhumane and morally wrong. Two wrongs don?t make a right
meaning killing a person because of their wrong actions does not solve the problem. On
the other side the world may not be safe with a criminal walking the streets. It is so hard
to choose a side, however, no matter the action, taking a life for a life is not right There
are other ways of making a criminal pay for ther debts but capital punishment should not
be one of them.