The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished Essay

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In the past three years the United states has killed 97 people and the most recent one was October 7th 2015(DPIC). The death penalty is a resource that the government has always used and if we as the to solve problems and take care of inmates and it has always been a very controversial topic. But you may ask if the death penalty is so bad why hasn 't it been banished yet from the United States? Considering we are the number one superpower in the world. If the United States were to abolish the death penalty it would start a chain reaction of other countries that have yet to abolish it would now consider it.
An excuse that many people use for the United States still having the death penalty is; it keeps crime rates down. But it is a cruel and ineffective way to keep crime rates down. Recent studies show that “more murders are committed in death penalty states than non-death penalty states” (parks). In the United States, 34 out of the 50 states still have the death penalty in place. For example in Iowa, one of the non-death penalty states had a murder rate that was lower than Missouri a state with the death penalty in 2008. That shows how people tend to not consider the death penalty when they are committing a murder or a crime. But some people do The death penalty is a resource that the government has always used to solve problems and take care of inmates and it has always been a very controversial topic. But you may ask if the death penalty is so bad why hasn 't it been…

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