First of all, eighty-eight percent of the country’s top criminologists do not believe the death penalty acts as a deterrent to homicide, according to a new study published in the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology and authored by Professor Michael Raddled, Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and Traci Leacock , also at Boulder. Similarly, 87% criminologists experts believe that the abolition of the death penalty will not have a material impact on the homicide rate.
Figure1: Death Penalty Information Center
And Figure1 also describes it. Graph shows murder rate of two groups of USA states: in some states, the death penalty is used (states like ...view middle of the document...
Therefore, the death penalty is not a deterrent.
Secondly, English jurist William Blackstone once said, «Better ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer». I think every people will agree with this statement. Since 1973, more than 130 people have been released from death row across the country in connection with the proof of their wrongful convictions. In 2003 alone, 10 wrongfully convicted defendants were released from death row .Despite the fact that wine is not yet proven, the legal system of the United States, there are several cases where ostensibly innocent convicted of crimes, and some were even killed. Unfortunately, we never get a chance to learn the truth. The recent inclusion of DNA evidence in the samples was used in some cases to clear many people falsely convicted. There are dozens of recent cases of people who are now another suspect, but has not been proved that he was innocent or guilty. Reasons are many . But most important of them is the human factor . People habitually be wrong .Because of it , witnesses, prosecutors and juries can all make mistakes. In conjunction with the shortcomings in the system it is inevitable that innocent people will be convicted of a crime. Where the death penalty is used, such errors can not be corrected .For example , David Spence was charged with the murder of three teenagers in 1982 in Texas. He was allegedly hired by a convenience store owner to kill another girl and killed these victims by mistake. Convenience store owner, Munir Deeb , was originally convicted and sentenced to death, but was later acquitted for further investigation. No physical evidence tied with Spence to the crime. But despite this, in 1997 he was executed.
Moreover , a lot of people was sentenced to death , but did not executed .For instance , Sakae Menda . Menda was arrested in 1948 for the murder of a priest and his wife who lived nearby. He spent more than three decades on Japan’s death row for a crime he did not commit.
I can speak a lot about cases like these, but it is too long.
Therefore ,capital punishment is ineffective way to drop on prisoners.
Thirdly, Amnesty International believes that the death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights. This is intentional and cold-blooded killing of a human state in the...