Substantial evidence is needed to persecute a criminal. A jury that decides whether or not it is enough evidence for the case to continue decides substantial evidence. The juries chosen to decide on the case are randomly selected and go through a series of interviews to ensure that there is no prior connection between them and the defendant so they can’t favor in either side. The jury then decides on whether the defendant is guilty or not after both the persecutor and defendant has made arguments and closing statements defending their side.
This is a fair and efficient way to persecute a criminal. (“United States Criminal defendants feel that there trials are unfair, there is an appeal yester, which they may go through, giving them a second chance to defend them. Those who argue that our judicial system has flaws do not factor in the rigorous amount of diligence that is included in the incarceration process. It costs $47, 1 02 on average to incarcerate an inmate in prison in California. (Garden) 66% of the cost goes towards the inmate’s security and health care.
This cost also exceeds the average starting salary of a teacher in California by $12,000. Why should criminals essentially be getting more money then teachers? Teachers instill knowledge, good habits, and are our ole models for the future. Criminals do not coach our youth for the better in anyway possible. Most inmates on death row that would be sentenced to the death penalty are sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. The average cost Of imprisonment of one inmate for just 25 years is $1, 177,550. A single lethal injection costs $300,000.
If you enforce the death penalty on the criminals on death row, you could save $877,550 per person. Almost one million dollars of savings on one person. If all states enforced the death penalty, our government could save billions of dollars a year, helping our economy grow. If the death penalty were enforced, people would be less likely to commit a felony. If you knew that your actions could result in immediate death, you would be less likely to commit a crime. This fact is clearly shown by the 18 states that do not enforce the death penalty.
Five of those states are in the top ten among crime rates. An average of seven lives can be saved every time someone is executed says Dry. Paul Rubin of Emory University. Basic human behavior shows that the increased risk of an action results in less commitment of certain action. Similar to an economic standpoint. If the price f an item were increased greatly, fewer people would pay for the item, because they cannot afford it. This is called price elasticity. Therefore, the death penalty would deter the amount of murders and other crimes in the united States by a significant amount. 6% of all violent felons are repeat offenders and 61% of all felons are repeat offenders. This is because we have given these felons the chance to repeat crimes. If violent crimes resulted in death, then more then half the criminals in our justice system would not be able to repeat their crimes and crime rates would decrease significantly. Nearly 4. Million crimes a year are accounted by repeat offenders. 68% of all criminals who are caught for a crime, are not caught their first time committing the crime, but the second or third time.
The death penalty would ensure that these felons not act again. A 56;page article published by Justine Howlers and John Donahue stated that death penalty would create a significant deterrence in crime because a felon who has previously been incarcerated for other crimes commits a large amount of crime. (Donahue, Howlers) The death penalty would create incentive for repeat criminals, to learn from their actions, and live a less harmful life. The United States of America needs to take action and enforce the death penalty in all 50 states as soon as possible.