Most murders happen in the heat of passion, so the murderer does not have time to sit down and think against perpetrating the crime because of the fear of the death penalty.With the lack of sufficient proof that capital punishment reduces crime, serious questions need to be asked regarding America’s commitment to capital punishment.
In fact, in states that allow capital punishment, crime rates are relatively high compared to other states that forbid it.
Indeed, capital punishment has claimed a number of innocent lives.
Studies have shown that by investing more time and resources in murder trials, over 5 percent of murder executions may be averted.
This argument means that a human being is a human being and should always be treated as one.
No matter the crime committed, one does not forfeit their right to life even if they have taken one.