Most crimes committed in the United States are usually handled by a fine, sentence of time in jail or execution in some cases. However, the death penalty is the most questionable punishment. Is it morally right? Is it effective in deterring crime, primarily murders? Whether or not you agree if it is moral or not, one fact remains. The death penalty is not an effective way to deter crime. The death penalty is
showed first 75 words of 601 total
showed last 75 words of 601 total
people, the lowest in 15 years (Death 4). It is a wonder that the crime rates were high with the death penalty and low without. Clearly this shows that the presence of the death penalty has no effect on the increase or decrease of crime rates (Crimes 406). Even with the death penalty, crime rates continue to rise and fall in the United States. Crimes will be committed whether or not death penalty is a method of punishment.