Research Paper On Death Penalty

The Death Penalty. The worst punishment to come to a criminal in the justice system. It has evolved over the years and many ways of doing it have been used. Lethal injection are is the most recent procedure, but a firing squad, and even hanging were used many years ago. So what should the U.S. do about the topic of The Death Penalty. Is the price of keeping people on death row worth it or is it possible that the procedures for the death penalty costs more and can cause more problems in the U.S. The death penalty is causing more trouble than good for the U.S.A. The death penalty has been a topic for conversation for many years. For many anti-death penalty supporters the topic has moved from moral arguments on capital punishment to the costs …show more content…
Many discussions have arisen from U.S. cases and Supreme Court cases such as Gregg v. Georgia and Furman v. Georgia. Our penal systems over the past 40 years have no where near resembled those of other, peer countries. In earlier years, death penalties and death penalty cases had risen to an all time high, in the 1990’s, that the U.S had never seen before. As crime rates grow, the number of death penalty cases rise causing questions about capital punishment and the use of the death penalty. With the development in the capital punishment law, the incarceration boom also started. Many supreme court judges and other courts saw more general crime cases caused by the abolition of the death penalty by the Supreme Court in 1972 …show more content…
as a whole is going to abolish the death penalty, what do they do with the ones already on death row for crimes committed? This is a question that hasn 't been answered in over a century. The supreme court in Connecticut will be the first to answer this question in over a century in the case 0/State v. Santiago, the Connecticut and won 't even be the last one. Two inmates remain on death row in New Mexico following the states prospective-only repeal in 2013. In maryland, five inmates still remain on death row in their prospective-only repeal in 2013, and Kansas and Delaware have a total of 28 inmates on death row and are poised to abolish capital punishment in the near future. If or when the connecticut supreme court decides to uphold the repeal in the santiago, the way will open up for other Supreme courts to uphold legislation abolishing the death penalty prospective only. This along with another article reveal the “new trend: of gradual abolition of the death penalty, which means that state legislations eliminate the death penalty for future crimes only and the executive retains for those on death row. It will begin in the legislature 's decision to abolish capital punishment in prospective only, which was a time tested strategy that helped abolish another infamous american institution: slavery. Some documents, as well as discussions turn from the legislature to the courts, concluding that prospective only repeal doesn 't impede the 14th amendment, which

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