If we use the death penalty more often then we wouldn't have to be afraid to step out of our homes everyday and worry about being shot or raped or robbed. We could get rid of most the crime rate in large cities! It would keep us citizens safer in the cities.
Anybody has the option to kill somebody. This person is playing with GOD, and it is not good. There are people who have psychological mental problems that never they come to change, and although people send them to jail and they spend 50 years inside there, they will still feel the need to kill, because if he did one time, he will do it again.
There are so many criminal after release doing some bad things again. Few people actually changed themselves because the society discriminates them for their crime record. Most of them have seldom self-restriction. After meeting frustrations, it may be hard to control themselves and hurt public again. Capital punishment does help.
I don't agree with people who say that it doesn't deter criminals. The problem with such "scientific" studies is the lack of control groups, meaning those of us who haven't committed capital crimes. The threat of capital punishment would be a deterrent to a large number of us. Without that deterrent, I'm sure there would be more violence and crime.
With so many repeat offenders currently in prison, I feel that making capital punishment a viable result may discourage more serious offenders from elevating their criminal activity.
Capital punishment will protect people from the members of society who choose to kill or do horrible acts against society. The people who are guilty and receiving punishment will no longer be able to hurt anyone. And the people who are on the edge of committing a crime that warrants this penalty will always have the knowledge of what their punishment will be.
At one time I was against capital punishment but with the high rate of recidivism I am no longer convinced rehabilitation is effective. Overcrowding in prison has forced many prisons to release violent offenders before their time and they in turn have committed more crimes. Although capital punishment may not be the answer it will at least keep a violent prisoner from committing another crime against an innocent person. To me the rights of the innocent have to take precedence over the supposed rehabilitation of a convict.
Capital punishment is absolutely a necessity in our society. If I killed a man and new that for the rest of my life, I would be clothed, sheltered and fed by the state, it may be a better alternative than being homeless. However, if I new that there was a death penalty involved if I murdered someone, I wouldn't do it.
I believe that capital punishment is needed to help protect the public. I think that most people who commit crimes would become even more dangerous if this penalty was taken away. I actually believe that capital punishment should be used for all violent crimes and for all crimes against children.
There has to be a strong psychological deterrence to crime, and harsh penalties to crime provide the answer. We have become too sensitive to punishments in this country. We need to reinstate severe penalties for heinous crimes in order to give criminals a louder subconscious, so to speak. Sentences have become easy to serve to hardened criminals and provide no form of deterrence to their next crime.
Capital punishment, though it is not really used very often, is a deterrent to crime. The harsher the punishment is the less likely someone will do something to deserve that punishment is my belief on the topic. Clearly this is not one hundred percent effective, or there would be no murders, but I think that there are criminals who have committed many other crimes, that would probably draw the line at murder, because it would lead to their own death via an electric chair or lethal injection. Capital punishment also protects the public from violent criminals, who would possibly be released or escape to hurt people again.
If criminals start to see that other heinous crimes are being punished in the way of the death penalty then they may realize that they shouldn't be committing these kinds of crimes anymore. The truth is the death penalty is not being enforced enough and therefore criminals feel like they will be able to get off easy.
Some criminals do such terrible crimes in cold blooded ways that they deserve capital punishment. I believe that if all states used capital punishment for extremely violent offenders and the punishment was issued fairly and quickly, the criminals would start to think twice about committing crimes.
Killing is wrong no matter how u put it, ppl who say they value human life should feel bad for the. Dictum not the killer. If u don't like the punishment don't kill then u don't have to worry about it. But if u do kill its ur fault and u have to deal with the consequence of what u did wetherbu like it or not
Al killer should be sentenced to death penalty,because they werent born to become a killer.In my opinio they are going to hell and they are going to suffer there foar all the problems that they did,for all he people that they killed.I think that no one desrve to die in this world
If we wont be taking away the lives of the criminals then things like this wont stop happening because the other criminals that do stuff that they go to jail for, they know that they are going to go to jail, and know that they will get a second chance!
It permanently stops someone from killing, and prevents any kind of way escape (there's always a way to escape). It saves innocent lives - the law is much more caring for criminals than innocent lives.
A quote by Nancy Reagan supports death penalty: I believe that more people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.
I think there should be a death penalty! It provides people with the comfort of knowing this criminal is no longer on earth. Not only that but the "eye for an eye" comes it to play. If someone dies I believe that person deserves to die. It's only fair. Plus, it will help reduce crime.
I agree that capital punishment should be made mandatory as it would set an example for those who ever dare to get involved in criminal activities or any sort of malpractices.Stringent laws should be framed and strictly enforced on each and every citizen equally so that they take it seriously and contribute at least a little for their country or fellow citizens .
I disagree. I supported capital punishment for a long time, but the more I learned about it, the more I came to oppose it. In the end, several factors changed my mind:
1. By far the most compelling is this: Sometimes the legal system gets it wrong. In the last 30 years in the U.S., over 100 people have been released from death row because they were exonerated by DNA evidence. These are ALL people who were found guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Unfortunately, DNA evidence is not available in most cases. No matter how rare it is, the government should not risk executing one single innocent person.
As human beings, we deserve equal respect, that includes criminals. As unfair as it may seem, we need to give every person the right to live, that way human rights policies don't seem complicated and contradict the laws we have in some countries.No human being should be murdered. No one.
If we did not take that persons life away they are going to continuously kill and take more peoples' lives away. Therefore, I feel capital punishment should be brought back. So if we end their life quick enough they will never be able to commit crimes like rape, robbery and murder again.
Studies have shown that states with the capital punishment have a higher murder rate than states without the capital punishment. That seems to show that the death penalty does not dissuade criminals. If the capital punishment works to prevent crimes, then shouldn't the states with the death penalty have lower murder rates than states without the death penalty?
An easy alternative is to put people in prison for life without any chance of parole. It will get the criminals off of the streets without any chance to commit more crimes, plus they can be let free if they are actually innocent. After all, at least 23 innocent people have executed since 1900. That is 23 innocent people who didn't need to die, and could have been saved if they had been locked up instead of executed.
Dying without any harsher punishments is a pro for bigger criminals. Instead of just dying, sentence for life is harder. Criminals would find dying easier than prison. You do not have to suffer at all. Executions is a pro for criminals, so it would only cause more crimes. More crimes would not protect the public.
We were taught this from a young age. It is never right to take a man's life, and if you hate these people wouldn't you want them to suffer in a cell then die painlessly? It is never right to kill a man and how would you feel to have to end a man's life?
Killing criminals is a dangerous way to deal with convicts, because they may be innocent, and there is no way to bring them back after that. Those who really wish to commit crimes will not be discouraged by the death penalty, and those who would be are sufficiently deterred with a long jail sentence.
It is proven that, in general, countries and states with capital punishment have higher, not lower, crime rates. It creates a situation where life has little value, and where a criminal can get into a position where they have nothing to lose by killing more people. All of the safest countries in the world, those with the lowest crime rates, do not have capital punishment.
The public is equally safe, whether the criminal is executed, or kept behind bars for life, and we definitely have the capability of imprisoning someone for life. As for capital punishment being a crime deterrent, if the criminal is not deterred by the possibility of life imprisonment, neither will the idea of capital punishment sway him or her.
today public can't punish other because today we have law.
also, there are many people who never follow the law. public can't take the law in there hand. they have to tell the police. then police will find out what is right and what is wrong.
By retaining the death penalty in the United States, we put ourselves on the same level in human rights as China and Iran; few would agree that this is a positive thing.
The majority of homicides in the United States are committed in the process of gang/drug wars or are crimes of passion or revenge committed by family members, boy/girl friends, or those close to the victims.
Neither of these categories of potential "killers" is going to be influenced because we have the death penalty on the books. Crimes of passion are not clearly thought-out and planned ahead of time as a rule; they are instantaneous reactions to a specific situation. Gang bangers have never been deterred in their activities by the threat of the death penalty. It just does not make us any safer.
In addition, the 10-20 years of appeals that are available to those on death row cost our legal system millions of dollars a year for each person. There is no such cost for a person sentenced to life.
In addition, we make mistakes. DNA evidence has proved several men innocent of crimes for which they might have been executed. Death doesn't leave us any chance to "correct" our mistakes.
I believe research shows that capital punishment doesn't in fact deter crime, and the death of even one innocent inmate makes it an unacceptable punishment. Studies show the cost is exorbitant, and legal appeals delay any hope for 'swift justice'. Basically, this punishment just appeals to blood lust and fosters a violent society.
Throughout history it has been proved that people will still commit murder even though they face the possibility of execution or life in prison. As times get tough, the crime rate increases. I can guarantee as one is robbing a bank or shooting someone, they are not thinking of the consequences.
Capital punishment does not actually protect the public or discourage crime. If a person wants to kill someone for a reason they feel is valid then they have reached a point where consequences are no longer a deciding factor. Once that decision to take another life is firmly made there is really nothing that can deter them. That is not to say that capital punishment should be abolished, just that it does not deter crime.
I don't think capital punishment is much of a deterrent to crime. So few crimes actually result in execution that its unlikely a desperate criminal pointing a gun at someone during a robbery is going to think about getting the death sentence. Even those who do get that sentence can live in prison for years on appeals. Most crimes of this nature are heated, spur of the moment actions and the perpetrator has given little thought to the consequences.