The Death Penalty Should Not Be Legal Essay

1467 Words Feb 12th, 2016 6 Pages
The death penalty has always been a very controversial topic whether if it’s effective or not. Death sentences are handed out to those that are found guilty of a critical crime such as murdering. Capital punishment, government sanctioned punishment by death. It appears that public debate on the death penalty has changed over the years and is still changing, but there are still some out there who are for the death penalty and will continue to believe that it’s a good punishment. Crimes that can result in a death penalty are known as the capital crime such as murders or rapes which are the issues because no matter what a person did, we have no right to decide whether that person should die or not. The impact of the death penalty could be people not believing in the government to make a right decision, they will be looked at like monsters because it’s so cruel, we are spending unnecessary money to put someone to death. The purpose of the law is to find justice for the victim and punish the guilty. Although some may believe that death penalty is the most effective way to punish major criminals, I believe that it is not effective because errors could be made and an innocent man won’t get a chance to be freed, it would beat the purpose of justice, and research studies proved that death penalty is way more expensive than life in prison.

First, there is are possibilities that error will be made. However, death penalty being justified or not and the possibilities of error occurring…

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