In the earlier colonial days, laws regarding capital punishment varied area to area.
In the earlier colonial days, laws regarding capital punishment varied area to area.During the nineteen century, the death penalty changed dramatically. Pennsylvania was the first state to adopt this trend.
Before I make my argument, I would like to provide some background information regarding the death penalty to the readers.
The idea of capital punishment was brought over from Britain, when the founding fathers declared independence.
The first recorded execution in America occurred in Jamestown, 1608.
A man named George Kendall was executed for treason.
Capital Punishment The use of capital punishment in the U. On one hand it brings justice, yet on the other its taking a life.
Controversy of whether to abolish it or not creates moral confusion.Individuals that believe in the death penalty believe that capital punishment will deter murderers.In this paper, I will be arguing that the death penalty does not deter criminals and that the United States should outlaw the practice.According to California state records, the operating expense to finance the penalty costs tax payers more than 4 million annually (Tempest).A 2005 report from Newsday concluded that New Jersey tax payers have spent a total of 3 million since 1983, which is an incomparably greater cost than if capital punishment was idle (Newsday).To abolish the death penalty, people would have to prove points in every aspect of its existence.The economical argument that people must always consider is the cost of the death penalty opposed to life imprisonment. Currently fifty-eight nations practice the death penalty.Currently the United States will only use the death penalty, if one commits first-degree murder.People have raised the question, “Why keep the death penalty if it is so costly? Our nation, the United States of America, is one of the fifty-eight nations that practice the death penalty.