Capital punishment is the legal infliction of the death penalty on persons convicted of a crime. It is not intended to inflict any physical pain or any torture.It is only another form of punishment.Not only that, but the cost of capital punishment is highly expensive as compared to other penalties. Questions that are most often argued when discussing capital punishment fall into three categories: Does capital punishment save money? Does capital punishment strike fear into offenders, saving innocent lives by deterring would-be killers? What does capital punishment mean to an innocent person wrongly accused?In addition, the death penalty is a severe punishment with negative outcomes at times; overall, it was placed in this world to serve the sole purpose of protecting our people from violent and dangerous deviants.
Capital punishment definitely does not save money. It actually costs more than any other penalty.The estimated cost of a capital trial is between $400,000 and $600,000. When the cost of a non-capital trial, which is around $75,000, is subtracted from the cost of the capital trail, the median of the two estimates is $425,000 to try each capital defendant. Therefore, capital punishment costs more than any other penalty exacted by the criminal justice system. Even these estimates, which reflect only the cost of the original trials, without appeals, death row housing, or execution cost, prove that capital punishment does not save money.
The idea that capital punishment discourages or prevents criminals from committing crimes is based on a simple assumption that most people fear death. Therefore, the threat of capital punishment will influence criminals to refrain from committing crimes. Indeed, this assumption is incorrect. Starting with the simplest of statistics, if capital punishment reliably prevented murder, countries with capital punishment should generally have a lower murder rate then cou…