Capital Punishment

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 Capital Punishment is the legally authorized killing of someone as a punishment for a crime. In the United States, the death penalty is the highest form of punishment we have. Throughout the history of the United States millions of people have died by death row. In 1976, The United States had passed a law legalizing the Death Penalty. Many people believe that the death penalty is a successful process that is serving a purpose, while on the other hand many people would argue the death penalty is a punishment that should be abolished from the states. For the worst crimes committed, giving the criminal life without parole is better for many reasons. I'm against the death penalty, not because of sympathy for the criminal, simply because capital punishment does not reduce crime, prolongs the anguish of the murder victims families, the cost of the death penalty is more than life in prison, and worst, running the risk of killing innocent people.

Over the years there has been a drop in the use of the death penalty in the United States. In North Carolina, there has not been an execution since 2006. Death sentences that were given by the jury were being declined. In 2012, for the first time , no one in North Carolina even received the death penalty. The North Carolina Department of Justice states, "The state murder rate has declined since executions stopped." There is no credible evidence proving the death penalty deters crime. If crimes rates are dropping after the death penalty stopped how can they say they death penalty is bring crime down?

Criminologists have taken a survey on question to see how many believe that the death penalty deters crime. A recent survey taken by the most leading criminologist in the country found that majority of them do not believe the death penalty is a proven deterrent to homicide. Eighty-eight percent of the criminologist do not believe the death penalty acts as a deterrent to homicide. They believe that even banning the death...
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