The Case Against The Death Penalty

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What does injections and electrocution have in common? Well, they are the primary ways of execution in the United States (Shell). The methods of serving justice has been disputed over the years, such as considering it inhumane to take another person’s life and whether it should available in the United States. Many Americans would argue that capital punishment would eliminate all the problems in our society by executing whose have committed a felony. However, Americans should be against death penalty because it is barbaric to kill a human to demonstrate the power of the law and showing how “an eye for an eye” concept still exists in our society, it is less expensive to have a person in prison all their life than to execute them, the person must live with the guilt for the rest of their life incarcerated, and lastly, there are many mistakes in the justice system such as given the death penalty while being innocent.
Punishment by death or more commonly known as the death penalty, has been in existence since the 18 century B.C, in which King Hammurabi of Babylon enforced justice by many barbaric ways such as a beating to death to burning the person alive (Reggio). Such principles established the famous law of retaliation and it soon
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In fact, a former California jurist, Donald McCartin mentions, “it’s 10 times more expensive to kill them than to keep them alive” (Philips). With that in hand, the death penalty apposition has been mixed throughout the years, but a study conducted at Pew Research Center, showed there was an increase in opposing the death penalty in recent years (NBC). In the near future, many states would save millions by abolishing capital punishment, in which it could contribute to many other programs such as crime prevention, in the first

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