Post a New Question

sociology

posted by .

if united states support capital punishment would be willing t abandon it if convicted murderers could be sentenced to life imprisonment with absolutely no chance of parole? similarly if united states oppose the death penalty would they change their opinion if evidence emerged that proved that it really was an effective deterrent?

  • sociology -

    I am not sure what you are asking here.

  • sociology -

    The death penalty is always an effective deterrent! Dead people never repeat their crimes! However, it is not effective in deterring others, who typically believe they won't get caught or convicted or — in the heat of their emotions — are not thinking of the consequences of their act at the time of the murder.

    Especially in these severe economic times, the cost of life imprisonment is very great. There is also the possibility the the convict might escape their imprisonment to repeat the crime.

    However, if there is an error in the conviction, no one who has been executed can be brought back to life. In contrast, prisoners can be released and possibly partially compensated for their false imprisonment.

    You seem to be asking the question as if you view the people of the United States as being of one mind. There is great variability on opinions on the death penalty. The answer to your questions would vary, depending on what proportions of the population had what opinions. What do you think?

    I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. sociology

    why is the united states is the only remaining postmodern nation that retains the death penalty?
  2. sociology

    if united states support capital punishment would be willing t abandon it if convicted murderers could be sentenced to life imprisonment with absolutely no chance of parole?
  3. english

    While there is little evidence that the federal capital punishment system treats minorities unfairly, some may argue that the death penalty systems in certain states may be discriminatory. One such state is Maryland. In May 2001, then-Governor …
  4. History

    8. What was the Eisenhower Doctrine? A.) The United States would liberate the countries behind the iron curtain. B.) The United States would use force to help any Middle Eastern nation threatened by communism. *C.) The United States
  5. Law

    1. Which of the following represents the first step involved in an offender’s parole release?
  6. History

    Henry Clay: What did they say about their hopes for the future of the United States?
  7. Social Studies

    What did Frederick Douglass, and Andrew Jackson say about their hopes for the future of the United States?
  8. United States History

    How is this map different from a typical map of the United States?
  9. history

    "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." - The Thirteenth Amendment …
  10. social studies

    what main reason did congress initially refuse to annex texas If the united states annexed texas it would almost certainly cause a war with mexico *** If the united states annexed texas it would enter as a free state and anger southerners …

More Similar Questions

Post a New Question