Wanted: Dead or Alive!
by Jeffreypurhouse on February 24, 2014 - 11:40pm
February 17th 2014
Ending the Death Penalty by Dale. S Recinella
Is the death penalty necessary? After 1976, when the death penalty was reinstated, innocent people were wrongly convicted (Recinella, 2008, p.12). According to many churches, if there is no other way to protect innocent law-abiding citizens the death penalty shall be used (Recinella, 2008, p. 13).
I believe that the death penalty is ineffective.
- Even if it was the correct person killed is that really necessary to kill someone that is not doing anyone any harm? If they are in prison not causing harm, why kill them? If I am the victim’s family or spouse I would like them to be incarcerated for life behind bars, because I know they are stuck; killing them would be releasing them from what they have done.
- The death penalty does not deter criminals from crime. Because the death penalty seems to be so exclusive to certain acts of crime, criminals often deny it could happen to them.
- What if you have the wrong person?! The death penalty is permanent.
Recinella, D. S. (2008). Ending the Death Penalty. America, 198(14), 13-16.