The Death Penalty also known as capital punishment, is the lawfulimposition of death as punishmentfor crimes. It is the act of killing or executing an individual who isfound guilty of a serious crime, by the government.
- The death penalty started in the colonial times.- Methods that were used to kill individuals werehanging, beheading, quartering, boiling andstoning.- Executions were carried out for such capitaloffenses as marrying a Jew, not confessing to acrime, and treason.
In Indiana, the total cost of the death penalty is 38% greater than the total cost of life without parole In New York, it costs approximately $23 million per person. In Tennessee, the death penalty trials cost 48%more than a life sentence trial.
DEATH PENALTY DETERRENCE- 84% of our former and present presidents of the country’s top academic criminological societies say that the death penalty does not act as a deterrent to murder.
Preventing Murder How would you spend tens of millions of dollars a year ?Prevention policy: treatment for mentally ill individuals, drug/alcohol treatmentPublic Safety: Make more resources available for the community and social services
If the society knew more, would we begin tomove away from death penalty?