they should be sentenced to life, and people in prison for things like marijuana possession and other non-violent crimes should be released or put on house arrest or probation to deal with overcrowding.
"thou shalt not kill" chica
Aren't you sweet...
I don't believe in the death penalty in any case. But we could do a lot to improve our prison system and it purpose concerning rehab. Maybe not with insane or career crims, but there is surely a lot of improvement that can be done in other areas.
No no no no no. Few reasons.<br />
1. The death penalty is more expensive than life in prison. <br />
2. Revenge is a foul motive. <br />
3. The state has no right to execute its own citizens, or should have no right.<br />
4. Pyschopaths and serial killers don't just "happen" - there are complex social reasons why a place like America has such a problem with spree shootings and serial killers. Death penalty puts the focus on individual acts, and away from fixing the **** that creates these people in the first place.
I went to look this up and found a good article on politifact, who is a pretty good fact checking website. I'm not 100% right, but the death penalty is still very expensive. http://tinyurl.com/66gwxhq
In California, they actually compared the costs to keeping people incarcerated for life vs. housing them on death row, waiting as the appeals go through (usually a minimum of 10 years) and the costs of actually executing them---it IS more expensive. That why a repeal of the death penalty here is on the ballot for November. It may not pass, but the numbers brought it up for the vote.
F*** yeah! they are a treat to mankind :)
Hypothetically: yes<br />
In reality: No. I think killing one innocent person is much worse than killing ten guilty people. The justice systems of the world are always flawed and I don't think we should risk innocent people getting fr<x>amed for murder(s).
Yes, some do, but some of those ones have mental issues and confess to crimes they didn't even commit (e.g. in the Jon Benet Ramsay case).
I know! We've got ppl like that here as well. :S
The other problem is political framing, where ppl with power try to eliminate other ppl who are a threat to them by false accusations of serious crimes. This is happening in a number of Asian countries...
It's really hard to diagnose... institutionalization and rehabilitation would be better
Psychopaths, if the judge knows that person who committed the crime is a psychopath, are forced to stay in prison for much longer than they should be. Psychopaths shouldn't be given special treatment to death penalty, it's either death penalty is abolished, or it continues for everyone whom is given capital punishment.