Death Penalty

This article talks about what the pros of the death penalty are supposed to be. They use a certain case, ‘Furman’, to explain why the death penalty in The United States is necessary and what the outcome of the death penalty is supposed to do for the United States. Deterrence was a big factor in the death penalty. Those who would have been murderers were supposed to see how the death penalty worked, and be deterred by homicidal behavior. However, research shows that the death penalty worked in the very opposite way, actually stimulating the exact behavior that they were supposed to deter.

One of the pros of the death penalty was to deter criminals from taking part in homicidal behavior. However, the death penalty had an opposite effect, causing criminals to have even higher rates of homicidal behavior.

The death penalty causing deterrence in future criminals was false.