These are some of the issues with the death penalty.
My first issue is that the justice system is never 100% correct.
(May 30, 2006) The death penalty is a sentence that should be abolished.
Should we do to the criminal as they did to the victim? What can be done since the sentence is irreversible?
One of the main goals of punishment in the criminal justice system is retribution, which means equal punishment is ordered according to the severity of the crime.
Some victims don’t agree that the “eye for an eye” mindset can be morally justified, according to their religion or spiritual standards (Cole et al. Koch reports that spiritually based arguments frequently reference the Ten Commandments and teachings of Jesus in the Bible (par. In their essay “Biblical Perspectives on the Death Penalty,” organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.“Judges and juries can convict the innocent, as we know from the case of Donald Marshall, jailed for more than a decade for a murder he did not commit.”(143). Several times the same crimes are committed and different sentences are given out.Most crimes end up with criminals serving jail time. Because they were only sent to jail and not sentenced to death their sentence can be reversed. A black man may receive the death penalty while a white man can get imprisonment.However, others, like Koch and myself, argue that funding the well- being and sustenance of convicted killers is much more diminishing and disgraceful to the quality of human life, than if such monsters were just put to death.One bad apple can spoil the whole bunch; by allowing murderers to live in the same world as morally righteous people, we hinder the overall potential we have as a human race to achieve enlightenment and ensure positive environments for future generations.Casey Skomer Mirza COMP 1500 December 10, 2014 Can Capital Punishment Ever Be Justified?According to the eighth amendment in the United States Constitution, every American citizen is protected from cruel and unusual punishment in the criminal justice system.It is irrefutable that the death penalty is cheaper than incarcerating menacing citizens for life, and by putting such treacherous human beings to death, we improve the quality and value of life for society.As American citizens, we should appreciate that the amendments of the Constitution guarantee rights and protections to each and every citizen, and the death penalty works to uphold the American Constitutional foundation of liberty and justice for all.(United States of America) Because of this clause, many Supreme Court appellate cases throughout history have been debated and established standards that justify the death penalty and uphold citizen’s rights.Many current arguments against capital punishment, like Bright’s, provide examples of outdated death penalty cases that have sentenced “children,...mentally ill,” and self-represented defendants to death (175). Wainwright established that all defendants are guaranteed counsel when they face serious charges, defendants have not been allowed to represent themselves. Simmons cases outlawed the execution of mentally ill or developmentally disabled offenders, as well as offenders under the age of 18. Georgia case ruled that death penalty, executed by lethal injection, was a lawful sanction because it required that defendants facing capital punishment must be offered the opportunity to appeal at any time during the court process, their cases must be split into trial and sentencing phases, and both mitigating and aggravating factors contributing to the defendant’s guilt or innocence must be presented during trial (Cole et al. This case ruling protects citizens’ Constitutional rights, and establishes guidelines to the death penalty that ensures the upholding of each defendant’s dignity throughout the corrections process.