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Death Penalty is Not a Deterrent Crime

Some of the toughest of criminals when faced with the death penalty implorer their lawyers to get the sentence rescinded because they don't want to die. Yet some bold folks would dare argue that it is no a deterrent.

2010/09/07 09:35 AM

By: Jeff Gill

The Death Penalty is not a deterrent to heinous crime, is the cry of those who object to its continued use by countries who have made it law within their Constitutions around the world.

Persons who hold the stance that the death penalty does not reduce the amount of crime recorded in societies where it is use might be correct, , but have they considered that if the death penalty did not exist within these societies maybe crime would be much worst.

If a person determines to commit murder, common sense says to all right thinking persons that in most cases the consequences of the act will cross their mind. If the consequences of committing the crime is not severe, then they are more likely to pursue in committing the murder.

In areas where the death penalty exist a person who would commit a murder would in some cases think twice, and in some cases be deterred from committing the crime.

The argument that the death penalty does not deter persons from committing murder is therefore a silly one.

Persons also against the penalty argue that studies have shown that in countries where the death penalty is in place that crime continues to rise, but is it possible that the studies did not take into consideration that other factors might be contributing to an increase in crime.

Such studies must include such things as the rate of drug use, and the moral decay which might be on a rapid decline. Any rapid decline in morality can result in an increase in crimes involving murder.

It is therefore not correct in saying that the death penalty is not a deterrent to crime. How many of those persons who think that the death penalty is not a deterrent for crime would like to undergo the death penalty process, or one of their loved ones? My thoughts exactly, not a fella.

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