Capital Punishment : Should The United States Use This System Or Not?

2050 Words Apr 29th, 2016 9 Pages
Imagine one person killing another person and being sentenced to death. Should the United States use this system or not? Capital Punishment is one of the most controversial topics today because of the morality that goes along with it. As of July 1, 2015, thirty-one states including; Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky,Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming have made capital punishment legal leaving the other eighteen states where capital punishment is not legal in (States With and Without the Death Penalty 1). When considering what stance to take on capital punishment, many things should be taken into consideration. An argument is that capital punishment can be seen as an “eye for an eye” but this hypocritical and you cannot solve violence with more violence. Another problem is that even though people think the fear of capital punishment will deter crime, capital punishment has not shown that it has an affect on the crime rate. Capital punishment becomes an even bigger problem when an individual is actually innocent but is thought to be guilty. How would it weigh on your conscience knowing you are innocent but still getting executed? Another thing to consider is the cost of capital punishment versus the cost of putting a criminal in…

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