Capital Punishment .

s an issue that has been argued over from the dinner table in the average American home the the oval office in the White House for countless amounts of years. The opposing sides each state their claim on why we should, or shouldn't allow the death penalty to be administered to those criminals who the courts believe should be killed. Each argument has very valid reasons on why the death penalty is right and wrong, and they both have convincing points to prove their argument. The social problems within ary from it being morally right or wrong, humane or inhumane, to the excessive time and money that is spent during appeals and stays of execution. This paper ...

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way to deter criminals from engaging in criminal activity. In the days of the old west, a man would be hung if he was caught stealing another mans horse, and during the Cold War, death would be handed down if you were convicted of treason against your country in many of the nations involved. Today though, the death penalty is given in a selected amount of murder cases where the jury or judge feels that it is the only way to go about giving the murderer a just sentence, and that life in prison sentence would be to lenient. In 1995, prison authorities saw the largest number of state mandated killings since 1957, and with more that 3,000 inmates on death row in this country, and several legislative moves to cut the appeals process, a execution boom seems imminent (Bruderhof 1996). Pain. Anger. Frustration. Hatred. These feeble words do not describe the anguish felt by the families of murder victims. Ted Bundy was responsible for the deaths of more than fifty young women across the ...

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and Wisconsin (Norman 1). Since s already in existence, the problem is that it is not enforced. This lack of enforcement translated into inefficient functioning of the criminal justice system, which begins to be looked at as a social problem. If the criminal justice system cant enforce its own laws, the what will make the hardened criminal believe that he is in danger of getting caught and convicted. This shows a weakness in a institute that should be rock solid and non swaying in the carrying out of its laws and decisions. Two reasons why the death penalty should be enforced are saved time, by the court system through limited appeals, and saved money, by taxpayers due to reduced ...

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