Capital Punishment

why is this such a big debate?--kiara neal

information on the death penalty

In 1976, capital punishment was reinstated after the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional in 1972. Since then nearly one thousand men and women have been executed in the United States. over one hundred have also been released from death row when it was discovered that they were not guilty of the crime of which they were accused and convicted.

"Death Penalty Info." Death Penalty Info. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 May 2015.

should the death penalty be abolished?

my view

my views on the death penalty are neither for or against because not every case goes to death row. Multiple cases of people who have done worse or the same crime but won't receive capital punishment prove that the legal system isn't being fair to everyone. also it comes down to money a poor man who killed one person will go to death row but a man who killed multiple people will receive life without parole.

But i do believe some people do belong on death row and is receiving a fair punishment. serial killers , mass murderers , serial rapist, etc are people who deserve capital punishment because their crimes are unforgivable.


"Our position has been and remains that the death penalty is appropriate for the worst of the worst, people who have committed crimes so atrocious that they are no longer fit to be among us. "

"Richard A. Devine, JD - Death Penalty -" ProConorg Headlines. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 May 2015.


[T]here is no credible evidence that the death penalty deters crime more effectively than long terms of imprisonment. States that have death penalty laws do not have lower crime rates or murder rates than states without such laws.

"The Death Penalty: Questions and Answers," Apr. 9, 2007


Most murderers do not believe they will get caught people commit crimes because the want to, knowing the punishment. the death penalty has been around for centuries and crime still occur everyday.