Capital Punishment Is An Ethical Issue Essay

2019 Words Dec 3rd, 2014 9 Pages
Capital punishment was supposed to be a punishment in which the justice system puts to death the most malevolent criminals. Capital punishment was supposed to work as deterrence for crimes. It was supposed to scare criminals so that they do not kill or committee heinous crimes, if they do so the punishment will be death by the state. Not only has capital punishment not worked as deterrence for criminals, capital punishment shows to have a racial bias in convicting criminals. Too much tax dollars are given to execute a man when we can just build a prison and t
Let them sit there a rot I a cell. As a society we should demand better from the justice system when it comes to capital punishment. Capital punishment is an ethical issue because as a society we do not see the errors in the Capital punishment system.
In order for society to understand the death penalty the people must know the types of men and small percent of women who end up on death row. When a criminal is sentenced to death they are deemed to be unfit to walk the face of the earth. These criminals are being accused of committing some of the most heinous crimes in America. These criminals have no regard for human life. Here are some inmates who are on death row and their crimes. Orlando Hall convicted in 2007 for abducting, rape, beating, and murdered a 16-year-old female in Ft. Worth. Dustin Honken, sentenced to death in 2004 for the murder of two girls, ages 10 and 6 who were witnesses to the murder of their…

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