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  • Death penalty is a must

    Definitely death penalty will deter people from committing crimes like RAPE. They are sure to be caught and even in their wildest thought they will not touch a woman because of the fear. Debating the topic is mere waste of time. It has to be implemented and Rapists should be hanged in public in full view in front of his kith and kin, then I am sure this will never take place. Take for eg. Iran/Iraq we can never hear about Rape. By default if a person commits such a heinous crime, he is beheaded in public. Unless Death Penalty is taken up on a Fast Track judgement, psychopaths will keep raping young girls and will be moving freely around the cities and enjoying life.

  • Eye for eye punishments deter crime.

    Many people are now committing crimes just to get back into jail for 3 squares and a warm bed, but if punishments were “eye for an eye”, people would think twice. For instance, if you assaulted someone, then could receive a caning. If you stole something, you lose your hand. If murder someone, you are killed. If these eye for an eye punishments were common knowledge, it would definitely deter crime. Would it deter the people that are essentially committing suicide by cop already, probably not. Some people are so ill and confused that no punishment system will deter them. But, would deter any sane person.

  • Dead criminals break no laws.

    While an Ünderland policy of death for all law violations would be terrible, rapists and murderers would never be repeat offenders if they were caught. Yes, there would still be rapes and murders, but death is a 99 percent airtight deterrent to repeat offenders, the only exceptions being in horror movies.

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  • I jus want to make it 50:50

    If it is a 50 to 50 arguement and or ratio then this topic of capital punishment will be even more contriversial and i know i splet that wrong but thats okay becasue englosh is not my frist language, well techinacally it is but you know it is not at the same time

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  • Death to the criminals

    Reasons I personally think that the death penalty is good thing is because if we go back and look at the past every crime was punishable by death. If you were caught stealing or killing your were most likely going to be hung by the neck till death. To all those who thing all criminals can change their ways. I recommend the three strike rule and after the third strike death. It will not only decrease crime but it will also save america money. Instead of paying to keep those criminals alive in prison, we could just shot them which is quick and pretty much painless.

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  • Ok, I get we need people to stop committing crimes but the death penalty isn't going to stop it.

    You can't teach that killing is bad by killing. The death penalty is irreversible. What I would like to know is, if an innocent person was sentence to death and later on evidence surfaced proving the person innocent, there is no way to undo the effect. The person is already dead. Unlike if a person was sentenced to prison, if new evidence is found proving the accused innocent, they will just be let out of prison.

  • Death Penalty is irreversible.

    If an innocent person was sentence to death, and later on evidence surfaced proving him/her innocent, there is no way to undo the effect. The person is already dead. The damage is permanent. Unlike if a person was sentenced to prison, if new evidence is found proving the accused innocent, he/she will just be let out of prison.

  • No It Does Not

    Lets get this straight it does not deters crimes, according to the N.C. Department of Justice, the state murder rate has declined in the years since executions stopped. Given this fact, there is no credible argument that the death penalty deters crime. It is far to dangerous for many lives as the criminal justice system is getting worse, a few less than 70 people have been realized from capital punishment as the were found innocent. Since 1970 1.6 people have been exoneration while 4.1 is the innocent rate and this is what most people assumed but did not want to hear.

  • Capital punishment is inhumane

    The death penalty belongs to the medieval ages. It does not consider the rights of the suspect/guilty and it is a gross spectacle to see. No one wants to see someone get electrocuted, beheaded or hanged. And the "humane" injections that are being used today are only for the families who want revenge. It is also proven it does not reduce crime. Using countries such Iraq and Iran as examples of why the death penalty is a must is the worst of examples as you just brush aside all the other negatives about their countries, such as their treatment of women and foreigners.

  • Capital punishment is inhumane

    The death penalty belongs to the medieval ages. It does not consider the rights of the suspect/guilty and it is a gross spectacle to see. No one wants to see someone get electrocuted, beheaded or hanged. And the "humane" injections that are being used today are only for the families who want revenge. It is also proven it does not reduce crime. Using countries such Iraq and Iran as examples of why the death penalty is a must is the worst of examples as you just brush aside all the other negatives about their countries, such as their treatment of women and foreigners.

  • Is teaches them nothing

    If a person is found guilty of a capital crime and is sentenced to death then what will they learn from it? Nothing thing because they are dead. They cannot learn from their mistakes if they are dead. What is the purpose of sentencing someone to death if you expect them to learn from their mistakes? Most people learn from their punishments and taught not to do the same mistake again.

  • Death penalty cannot deter crime!!!

    Capital punishment, often referred to as the death penalty, has been used as a method of crime deterrence since the earliest societies. It has been a controversial position amongst lawmakers for centuries. Capital punishment does not deter crime, instead it encourages it. Today only 32 states still allow the death penalty because they believe that a state with death penalty has higher murder rates than states without it. Most people believe the fear of being sentenced to the death penalty scares a person enough that they will not commit any crimes, but instead it is the opposite. Most people die in prison before they actually make it to the death penalty due to all the paperwork that is needed. The death penalty does not deter crime nor will it deter crime in the future.

  • It does not deter crimes

    The death penalty only takes place for three crimes. 1) First degree murder under the specifications of the state in which the crime takes place. 2) Aircraft hijacking. 3) Treason. People who commit the last two crimes know exactly what they are doing at the time, and the death penalty will not stop them. Murderers, on the other hand, can be stopped. The death penalty will not stop them though, and it has been proven by studies showing that most of the people on death row committed their crime in the heat of passion, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and some even had mental illnesses. Each of these circumstances would have the perpetrator unable to think about the consequences of his actions in the time of the crime.

  • Criminals have no "cause&effect" factor

    The mind-set of criminals is such that they are not able to consider consequences when committing the crime. Most crimes are crimes of passion that are done in situations involving intense excitement or concern. People who commit these crimes are not in a normal state of mind, they do not think logically of the coming consequences. The murder rate is associated with the socioeconomic health of the country. Of those on death row, most are poor and impoverished, they are from the most blighted part of the us. Good access to health care and improving the socioeconomic health of our countries cities would effectively decrease the murder rate rather than executions. Therefore, deterrents are not effective in the area of Capital Punishment.

  • Criminals have no "cause&effect" factor

    The mind-set of criminals is such that they are not able to consider consequences when committing the crime. Most crimes are crimes of passion that are done in situations involving intense excitement or concern. People who commit these crimes are not in a normal state of mind, they do not think logically of the coming consequences. The murder rate is associated with the socioeconomic health of the country. Of those on death row, most are poor and impoverished, they are from the most blighted part of the us. Good access to health care and improving the socioeconomic health of our countries cities would effectively decrease the murder rate rather than executions. Therefore, deterrents are not effective in the area of Capital Punishment.


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