The Death Penalty: The Humane Cons Of Capital Punishment

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In today’s times, murderer’s actions are becoming more and more incohesive. They no longer commit just murder, but also crimes like theft, rape, or even torture. Things like this will continue to happen if nothing is done to stop them or deter them The death penalty is a humane way to punish the convicted and to alter the minds of people that would want to do the same.

As early as the 1800s was the first actual recordings of the criminal justice system doing its job with capital punishment. Just between 1930 and 1967 there was an astounding number of 3800 executions. The next decade was a surprisingly low number because the criminals won justice. The 10 years following 1967 there was zero executions. In 1976, the Supreme Court Case, ‘Gregg
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To begin the execution, the criminal is bound to a chair that is then placed in front of a dirt mound. The dirt mound is used to absorb the blood that is shot out of the criminal. When it is time to kill, five persons will line up along an oval wall with windows cut out. Each person is given a gun, but with four guns given blank rounds, and the fifth with a real bullet. No one knows who has what to ensure no one knows who killed the person. Before firing, a doctor is called in mark the area on the chest that holds the heart, so they can make the killing shot without worry. The only problem with this is that if the only shooter that holds the bullet misses, then the person will bleed out and die slowly. This method is currently used by only five …show more content…
Before executions are done, you have to be chosen to be punished by death. Which means there a ton of logical factors that determine if the person will be sentenced to death or not. The two biggest factors that determine anything, include the background of the criminals crime history and how bad the crime he just did. Due to this happening, 85% more men are sent to death row over women. Jurors also face a tough choice on whether or not they should send a person to death row or not. They have to look at how gruesome the most recent murder was, who was killed, how many were killed, and if it was torturous or not. They also have to decide on whether or not the evidence proves them guilty or not. Proving them guilty has to be 100% accurate or they face the risk of killing someone that didn’t actually do it. Statistics say that men with a background of violence and torment are six times as likely to not get a judicial advantage because of what their past says about them over women (McCuen, 2011). Because of the high chance of men being sent over women, a prosecutor will try even harder to persuade the trial to jump to the death penalty

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