Capital Punishment~Right or Wrong? Essay about the different views involving the death penalty and why they might feel that way.

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Capital punishment, or the death penalty is one of the most

debated issues in the Criminal Justice Sysem and is a very

controversial issue among society. The two most common

views are either completely for or against capital

punishment. Most arguments against the death penalty are

for moral reason. They view it as cruel and unusual

punishment, whereas aguements for the death penalty say "an

eye for an eye."

One of the main arguements for capital punushment is

that it also prevents other murders from taking place.

However, there are actual statistics to prove otherwise.

These statistics show that more murders actually take place

during the following weeks.


Criminals tend to believe that they will escape any

concequences for their crime, or they simply are thinking

irrationally at the time and just don't think of the

concequences. So an escalation of concequences is usually

irrelevent to their state of mind at the time that they

comit the crime.

(Capital Punishment- Cruel and Unusual?)

Most murders are "crimes of passion". They are

committed under the influence of the extremely blinding

emotions of "rage, hatred, jealousy, or fear." In fact, the

amount of unplanned murders account for more than ninety

percent, whereas, planned is about ten percent. So, then

who is likely reconcinder a crime because of the threat of

execution? The insane or mentally disturbed killer, or the

drug addicted drunk who hadn't intended to murder, but it

happened? Perhaps the macho, risk-taking gang member, or

even the murderer who wishes to be caught. "The reality,

with few exceptions, is that murderers are not clear

thinking people. They are impulsive, self centered, often

warped; overwhelmingly they are products of violent homes;

frequently they are addled by booze or drugs; and most of

them are deeply antisocial." (Just Revenge,