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What is the purpose of the death penalty?
It is a deterrent of heinous and violent crimes that could be committed in the future by other citizens (deterrent)
The death penalty prevents the perpetrator from committing further violent crimes (a dead murderer can't murder again)
There are some crimes for which the death penalty is the only just punishment (retribution)
Winning death penalty verdicts are very economically expensive
In my moral compass, there is nearly no difference between life-long imprisonment and death. In fact, given the choice I would choose death.
It is a barbaric means of social purification.
In 1972, the United States Supreme Court suspended the death penalty altogether. The Supreme Court ruling in Furman vs. Georgia decided that use of the death penalty was a cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.
If the death penalty is legal then it may be used by those in power to silence dissent.
The death penalty discourages people from committing heinous crimes.
The risk of administering the death penalty unjustly outweighs any potential gain from its administration (poorly administered)
It costs more to imprison someone for life