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New Jersey Death Penalty - Debate Paper

  • Date Submitted: 05/05/2010 02:50 PM
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In the state of New Jersey sentencing a criminal to death has been outlawed by the government however, many other states in the United States still uphold the right to sentence an individual to punishment of death. The New Jersey government has deemed this punishment excruciatingly cruel and inhumane claiming that no matter what crime the individual has committed the penalty of death is improper and unlawful. However, the death penalty should be legalized in New Jersey because certain criminals whom commit acts of violence or terror should be put to death to ease the suffering of the families of the victim or victims and also to stop any potential future crimes this person may commit and to set an example to any other possible felons. This law is not inhumane and should be re-instated. It should be used specifically on particular people who commit heinous crimes.
Public opinion across the United States still remains solidly in favor of capital punishment, with 62 percent supporting the death penalty for murderers and 32 percent opposed (Richburg, A03). Majority of Americans believe the death penalty to be a suitable punishment for those who truly deserve it. For example, murderers, rapists, and any other felons who commit serious acts of violence and terror should be put to death for reparations to the people and families of the people involved in the act. It is common in New Jersey for a 1st degree murderer to be punished anywhere from 15 years to life in prison depending on the specific circumstances of the crime. When someone kills another person with an intention to cause death they should be put to death so that the hearts of the families will rest easier so to speak knowing that their loved one’s killer has received a fate that he or she well deserved. Vengeance is an extremely common feeling for those who have had their loved ones hurt or killed. For example, when a mother loses her child she is greatly affected by this tragedy and it is most common for...

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