Is the death penalty really the best way to deal with things? The death penalty has a lot of negatives to it like: costs money, it doesn’t decrease actual crime, it is just another word for revenge, and people can turn out to be wrongfully convicted. Also, it would be easy to just use the death penalty; the criminals would kind of be getting out of the punishment. Time is a more affective and a better solution when dealing with crime.
The death penalty costs money on the states and the tax payers, in fact it costs around two million per case. That much money just to kill someone, is it even worth the price? The death penalty actually costs more than keeping ...view middle of the document...
"Retribution is just another word for revenge, and the desire for revenge is one of the lowest human emotions…” Even if you try to get rid of the evil, purposely killing is actually an evil-like action. Even if they were in the wrong as well, “two wrongs do not make a right.” The quote, “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,” is just another word for revenge. Revenge causes violence and shows that people have to rebel to get back at people who have wronged them, which is wrong on its own. The government tells us that we can’t kill, but allows the death penalty, who’s decision should it really be? Killing is illegal, there for the death penalty should be illegal as well.
There are human mistakes that can be made without knowing when using the death penalty method; someone could be easily innocent, but falsely accused. The guilt of killing the innocent could really affect someone who went along with the death penalty. Without knowing it , the innocent person accused for murder is killed, there for the ones who went with the death penalty are the guilty ones in the end. There is no way of taking it back, people can be wrongfully convicted, and not found out until it’s too late.
So back to the question, is the death penalty really the best way of dealing with things? Killing is seen as an evil thing, and yet it is allowed in some places, it makes no sense. We are better off just locking people up rather than killing them in the death penalty. All in all, the death penalty isn’t the best solution.