The Arguments For and Against Death Penalty

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March 5, 2013 by mvchaikovskaya

Sources:

http://deathpenaltycurriculum.org/student/c/about/arguments/arguments.PDF

http://www.antideathpenalty.org/reasons.html

http://www.balancedpolitics.org/death_penalty.htm

For:

1. Justice is better served

2. It creates another form of crime deterrent

3. People fear death and will not kill others to avoid punishment

4. Prisoner parole or escapes can give criminals another chance to kill

Against:

1.The innocent may be wrongly executed

2. Life in prison also guarantees no future crimes

3. The death penalty prevents future murders

4. The death penalty is applied unfairly and should not be used

5. The punishment doesn’t always fit the crime

6. Executions cost more than life in prison

7. The risk of executing the innocent precludes the use of the death penalty

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2 thoughts on “The Arguments For and Against Death Penalty

  1. nataneva says:

    Rita–

    You have many more arguments against the death penalty than for it. Are these the arguments you are going to discuss in your essay? All of them? Some of them? Which? Have you thought about the supporting evidence you are going to use when considering the issue? I expect to see your first draft in the blog tomorrow. Hope you will manage to write it on time.

  2. nataneva says:

    Rita–

    I actually do not have a comment as such. The only thing that comes to mind is to put here many question marks:???????

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