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Death Penalty The death penalty is needed in the country do to the high crime rate and violence It helps as a deterred stopping people from committing crime such as murder With the death penalty it also brings closure to the victims family because they are reassured that the person that committed the crime is going to pay for what they have done The death penalty can also help save the taxpayers money if the execution is done an a timely manner But as everything in this world nothing is perfect with the death penalty affected some innocent people will be sentence to death some of their rights might be violated and with all the hatred in the world you will find a lot of racism The death penalty is costly do to the appeals process A murder trial will normally takes much longer when the death penalty is an issue Litigation cost includes the time of the judges prosecutors and public defenders as well as court reports and the high cost of briefs all which are paid by the taxpayers A 1982 study showed that when the death penalty was reintroduced in New York the cost of the capital trial alone would more than double the cost of a life term in prison NY State Defenders Assn Capital losses 1982 Florida with one of the nation largest death rows has estimated that the true cost of each execution is approximately 32 million or approximately six times the cost of life imprisonment sentence Life without parole prisoners face a average of 30 to 40 years in prison while the annual cost of incarceration is 40000 to 50000 a year or more One way to make the death penalty a better buy than imprisonment is to weaken due process and curtail appellate review which are the defendants only protection against to grossest miscarriage of justice What would save money is to do as the
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