Essay Deth Penalty

3132 Words Oct 14th, 2013 13 Pages
Death Penalty

Death Penalty II
Abstract
We as a society have chosen to have a death penalty for the crimes that cry out for justice even though the use of the death penalty is known to have mistakes and may require a great deal of time and money to ensure that we have the correct person. The problem is that the system is in a lose-lose situation and cannot win either way. So because of this we have to weigh the odds of the death penalty against the possibility of mass crime increases. The facts all weighed together then weighed against the possible outcome of no death penalty most could see that the latter has far worst results. There are steps that we can take to assure that any person who gets the death penalty has the best defense
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There are areas where the system can be improved and areas where it is strong and works well. Recognizing these areas can improve the use of the death penalty in the justice system. The question in the use of the death penalty is does the death penalty serve as a punishment or is it an eye for an eye approach for vengeance. “Throughout history, societies have struggled with issues of crime and punishment. What crimes, if any, are as heinous in nature as to warrant the ending of a human’s life and what system of justice can be created to prevent mistakes? Many proponents of capital punishment claim it is an important tool for protecting law and order that deters crime thereby saving innocent lives. Some argue "an eye for an eye" that is necessary for community and individual healing. Others say that there are crimes so horrible and criminals so callous that execution is the only way to prevent future tragedy” (Capital Punishment). Death Penalty IV
David Anderson the author of, The Death Penalty: a Defense explains that there are 17 arguments for supporting the death penalty. First, the Death Penalty is the only punishment for violent criminals and murderers. Anderson explains that the punishment for a crime must be equal or in proportion to the crime which would allow justice to be served. Anderson explains justice and the law as if they are married and if there is a divorce both will have

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