shown no effect on decreasing crime
I could not have put it any better myself.
Criminals also don’t commit crimes when they’re given life sentences
The death penalty is also twice as expensive, so is a pointless waste of time.
only in it for the sadistic blood lust
not ones that cost so much
If you were a robber would you rather attempt to burglarize a house who's owner you know had a gun or one you knew did not?
VICTIM RESISTANCE AND OFFENDER WEAPON EFFECTS IN ROBBERYNCJ Number 142068Journal Journal of Quantitative Criminology Volume: 9 Issue: 1 Dated: (1993) Pages: 55-81Author(s) G Kleck; M A DeLoneDate Published 1993Length 27 pagesAnnotationLogistic regression analysis of more than 4,500 sample robbery incidents reported in the 1979-1985 National Crime Surveys provided information about various forms of victim resistance during robberies.AbstractResults revealed that self-protection of any kind apparently reduces the probability of the robbery being completed. Armed resistance is more effective than unarmed resistance; resistance with a gun, although relatively rare, is the most effective victim response of all. Resistance with a gun also appears to reduce the likelihood of the victim being injured. However, two types of resistance appeared to increase the risk of victim injury: (1) unarmed physical force against the robber and (2) trying to get help, attract attention, or scare the robber away. The robber's possession of a gun also appeared to inhibit victim resistance, which can sometimes provoke a robber to attack; robber gun possession thereby reduces the probability of victim injury. However, even controlling for victim resistance, robber gun possession is associated with a lower rate of injury to the victims. Tables and 45 references (Author summary modified)
it's not really doing much to deter criminals
MYTHIndividuals are less likely to commit violentcrimes, including murder, if they know theywill face punishment by execution.FACTThis argument supposes that criminalsstudy and anticipate the consequencesof getting caught, and decide that a longterm of imprisonment is acceptable,whereas execution is not. Many crimesare committed on the spur-of-themoment, leaving little opportunity forpotential punishments to influencewhether the crime is committed in thefirst place as criminals do not believethey will be caught and held to account.The death penalty may even causefurther violence. Execution is the ultimatesanction a state can inflict upon a person.Once criminals have knowingly committeda capital offence, they no longer have anyinterest in lessening their potentialpunishment by not committing furthermurders or other offences. For example,if armed robbery carries the death penalty,the robber loses nothing by committingmurders while attempting to flee.
This is the part of the system that is broken.
by Slug Bait July 26, 2023 06:11 AMMember since April 12, 2021I believe it can be a deterrent for some but not for others.
If you were a robber would you rather attempt to burglarize a house who's owner you know had a gun or one you knew did not