What Is Capital Punishment

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actually have lower murder rates than those with the death penalty, majority of studies find that the death penalty has no deterrent effect over and above the alternative sentence of life in prison without release, according to Professors John Donohue and Justin Wolfers, their view is that the death penalty deters is still the product of belief, not evidence; meaning that the death penalty may increase the murder rate as a deterrent, and individual states and cities such as Manhattan murder rate gradually dropped ten years and Chicago’s murder rate dropped by nearly a third during the first seven years after the state suspended executions.[6] Most importantly, reports have found that capital punishment has flaws that do not factor in the …show more content…
Also, if a victim lost his or her life to a horrific act the family will continue to grieve over there lost but they will have some type of closure that the offender was caught.[4] But is this considered being hypocritical? Some critics feel that capital punishment is being hypocritical.[4] Does it make it right that the justice system is committing the same act when a criminal is given the death penalty to the criminal for their wrong doing?[4] What is it teaching the criminal by giving them the death penalty? Some critics are against capital punishment because they feel the death penalty provides insufficient retribution to them.[6] They feel that life imprisonment without possibility of parole causes much more suffering to the offender than a painless death after a short period of imprisonment or capital punishment.[6] Do criminal fear punishment? I don’t think so especially when it involves crimes of passion, drugs and alchol, and …show more content…
Just to think that prison is like hell on earth due to the matter prisoners are faced with being gang-raped, castrated, beaten to death, stabbed, and sometimes even beheaded before correctional officers whom may turn a blind eye to what’s going on in there.[4]

Capital punishment

Is capital punishment the best answer? If murders have the power to take a victim’s right to live away, then the criminal justice system should have the same power to correct the deficiency by taking the criminal’s life.[4] Human life has no price tag on it. Some critics whom are against capital punishment believe that life is so precious that even the worst criminal’s life should not be taken.[6] They also believe that the offender 's life should be spared regardless of his or her crime.[6] Without capital punishment, it could be debated that the justice system provisions are not valid in response to the crime of murder, and consequently seeks no justice for the victim or the victim’s family.[4] Is this punishment valid as a deterrent to criminal’s behavior? If the criminal’s life is

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