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Death Penalty is Ultimately Justified by Deterrence Theory

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Death penalty has various forms, which can kill a person within no time. The most common types of the death penalty include hanging, squad firing, lethal injection, and electrocution. These are some common types of death penalties given to those, who murders someone, brutally kill or sometimes to those who attempt to escape from jails (Bohm 2011). In the US, people believe that the death penalty is an unfair practice against people and no theory justifies it. Additionally, it involves various unjust matters such as the complexion of the victims and it does not deter criminal activities in society. ACLU, (2011) report shows that the system of serving culprits with capital punishment is an unethical way of taking money from taxpayers and public is getting no safety from such laws (Jansen 2012). It is claimed because no decline has ever been observed in the crime rates and criminal activities are increasing in the US society with the passage of time. The major concern of the death penalty or capital punishment is that either it deters criminal activities or not (Jansen 2012). It is the main concern because the one, who is being killed for committing a crime, would not be learning any lesson after death. Nevertheless, this practice has been evolved to give fearful awareness to others, who intend to commit the same crime. they might quit the idea after knowing about capital punishment (Phillips 2005).
Present literature shows that there have been several debates against the death penalty.&nbsp.One debate illustrates that it goes against eighth Amendment rights, which is explicitly against cruel punishments to criminals (Phillips 2005). Additionally, studies of Henning field (2006) have shown that critics say capital punishment involves the risk of killing innocent victims.&nbsp.