Death penalty misc15 Essay

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Death penalty misc15


I believe the death penalty should be abolished. I believe it should be abolished because
it does not help curb crime. Another reason is It is not morally fair or just. We canít be
absolute in making sure people are guilty of the crime. It is more expensive than
Imprisonment. The judgments are not completely impartial. I believe it is cruel and
unusual punishment which is against the law. The death penalty does not help prevent
crime. The murder rates in states with the death penalty are no lower than states without.
The USA is the only Western democracy with the death penalty and we have the highest
murder rate. Canadaís murder rate fell the same year they abolished the death penalty. I
do not think that penalties affect the crimes that people commit that much I believe
penalties help curb the peoples with criminal tendencies. We cannot make sure that
everyone on death row is guilty. Since 1970 over 70 people have been released from death
row because of evidence of there innocence. Between 1900 and 1985 350 people were
wrongfully executed. A black person who killed a white person is 40 times more likely than
a white person who killed a black person to be sentenced to the death penalty. The US is
one of only five nations who have executed children or anyone who was under18 at the time
of the crime. The other countries are: Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. This
violates The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the UN Convention on
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