Is it in justice to take the life of another? Taking the life of another for hate, revenge, law breaking, or even punishment is not acceptable. There are no excuses to removing a life for any purpose. Although many states in the United States still use the death penalty as punishment, the death penalty does not reduce the rate of crimes committed and most countries abolished it so the United States should follow and have it completely eliminated. The death penalty denies human rights and is irreversible.
Defense lawyers and prosecutors spend way more time on a capital case than a noncapital case every time. It takes longer to choose a completely unbiased jury, longer for the state to present its case, and considerably longer for the defense to put its witnesses on trial. Plus there are much greater expenses for expert witnesses, such as psychologists and DNA experts. (At Issue.)
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Taking a life gives no chance for the person to better themselves when they know death is inevitably coming at a chosen time by the officials. This will just render more hatred and anger for the judicial system.
Also, no legal system at all can fully be one hundred percent positive that they are convicting the right person. After the capital punishment has been enforced, there is no returning or taking back of it. After it is done, it is done. An execution cannot be returned. The chances that proper investigations will lack are always present. On the other hand, a person serving a life term can at least be set free once his innocence has been proved. (iBuzzle.) A person is way more likely to learn a lesson and learn from the mistakes they have made by spending a lifetime in prison than by being executed. That gives them a lifetime to sit and think of the crime they committed and to regret and see how they could have done things differently. Executing someone gives them no time for anything, knowing you’re about to be executed gives you time to be glad you did what you did before you die. Death is not the answer. You don’t punish someone for taking the life of another by taking their life too. What kind of lesson is that? The moral there is to solve violence with more violence. That is not the moral that our judicial system wants to be portraying. There is no difference in the person being convicted than the administration with the capital punishment.
Murder is intolerable. What is the reason for executing murders? To deter crimes or to avenge for the loved ones of the victim? Capital punishment does not deter crimes and that has been proven. If it were to deter, we would have public executions. Which the American society is not very fond of. If it were to avenge, we would have the family and loved ones decide the punishment for the criminal, and if they had no family or loved ones, we would simply drop the whole case. (The Death Penalty.) We execute murders in order to make a communal proclamation: that murder is intolerable. While the death penalty completely contradicts this.