Essay about Capital Punishment And The Death Penalty

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actually have lower murder rates than those with the death penalty, majority of studies find that the death penalty has no deterrent effect over and above the alternative sentence of life in prison without release, according to Professors John Donohue and Justin Wolfers, their view is that the death penalty deters is still the product of belief, not evidence; meaning that the death penalty may increase the murder rate as a deterrent, and individual states and cities such as Manhattan murder rate gradually dropped ten years and Chicago’s murder rate dropped by nearly a third during the first seven years after the state suspended executions.[6] Most importantly, reports have found that capital punishment has flaws that do not factor in the effects of noncapital punishments that may also be imposed, imperfect or farfetched models of potential murders’ perception of and response to the use of capital punishment, and estimates of how effective capital punishment is based on statistical models that make assumptions that are not credible.[6]

Arguments of Capital Punishment in America

The existence of the capital punishment in our society raises a lot of questions that lead to arguments over our justice systems. The underlying arguments about our justice system are debated over the ethics and legality of the punishments received by criminals.[4] Some punishments are rehabilitation and retribution for the criminal. Rehabilitation (Prison and/or Vocational Rehab) is a…

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