Death Penalty - We should not kill people because its...

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We should not kill people because its benefits are so much lower than its costs. To receive a death sentence those involved must be very sure of the person’s guilt. As a result costs dramatically go up when a death penalty is possible. Many states have spent much more money just because a death penalty could be achieved. These added costs are inherent in a death penalty cases. One of the main reasons for the added costs of a death penalty cases is the extensive amount of appeals. In addition, here are many constitutional safeguards with the need to protect those young, mentally challenged, and of course innocent from being wrongly executed. A few particularly egregious examples of waste from the death penalty are in New York and New Jersey. In New York 170 million dollars over the estimated costs with a maximum sentence of life in prison have been spent over the past nine years with zero executions. In New Jersey more than 250 million dollars have been spent over the past twenty-five years with zero executions. The reason most use for
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY 205 taught by Professor Packman during the Fall '08 term at Saint Louis.

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