Mr.Melton 9th Per. 6.15.15
The death penalty has always been one of the most hotly debated issues in the United States. As our country grows older and wiser, however, evidence clearly points to the fact that the death penalty is not a good solution. If society punishes a murderer by murdering them then what are we saying about violence? If society decides to abolish the death penalty, the impacts would free up taxpayer dollars to focus on law enforcement, schools, drug treatment centers, and other government institutions that help prevent crime. However, if the decision to not abolish the death penalty is made, the impacts will be a higher murder rate and a higher risk of …show more content…
For each inmate put to death, the studies say 3 to 8 murders are prevented.(Liptak). Studies say that murder rates tend to fall as executions rise.(Baker) There are so many reasons why people want the death penalty, some of those reasons are that the death penalty gives closure to the victim 's families who have suffered so much,it creates another form of crime deterrent and also it contributes to the problem of overpopulation in the prison system. Why these may be good reasons to keep the death penalty, there will never be a good enough reason to take an innocent life.
In conclusion, there are many of pros and cons of the death penalty, but there is no single solution.I am almost certain that if most people knew all of the facts the death penalty it would not be a viable punishment option in our society. People like the idea of capital punishment but they do not like the specific facts surrounding it, and choose to remain jaded about the immorality of it. I hope that maybe some day all thirty-four states will realize the inhumanity of capital punishment and abolish it as for now we need to just hope that no one innocent is paying for a crime they did not