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Should the death penalty be nationwideThirty-eight states have the death penalty There are 7-10 types of homicides that arepunishable by death No one under 18 can be given the death penalty Lethal injection is themost common form of execution It is used in 32 states Other forms of execution includeelectrocution firing squad gas chamber and hanging Three-thousand-five-hundred people arecurrently on death row awaiting execution The death penalty should be eliminated completely It is not fair to kill potentiallyinnocent people because they had a poor or inexperienced lawyer The death penalty is toexpensive and it does not deter crime It is these three main reasons that I feel the deathIt is unfair to kill those who had a bad lawyer Many of the people facing the deathsentence cannot afford a good lawyer therefore one is appointed to them Often times theselawyers are young and inexperienced Because of this people are being put to death because ofthe mistakes their lawyers made Poor people get poor representation Thy are represented byoverworked public defenders and private lawyers whore arent getting paid Thats not equaljustice said a Louisiana lawyer We cannot sentence people to death because of the mistakesThe death penalty is way too expensive The government spends over 2 million dollarsper execution on extra costs that are only there because of the death penalty This goes beyondthe costs of a typical murder case without the death penalty and costs of incarceration resultingfrom a life sentence The trial alone is 35 times more expensive than if the death penalty hadnot been sought And the cost is doubled to execute someone rather than keep himher in prisonfor 40 years The death penalty is not cost effectiveOn top of the cost of the death penalty research shows that the death penalty does notdeter crime In two neighboring states one with the death penalty and one with out the statewithout the death penalty had less crime In a survey of police chiefs across
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