In your opinion, is it good that there is such a wide variation of punishment rates across the states, or should there be more uniformity? Take a position either way and fully defend it. Also, when considering the U.S. as a whole, are we as a society too punitive, not punitive enough, or just about right? Again, take a position and fully support it.
The study by The Times found that homicide rates had risen and fallen along roughly symmetrical paths in the states with and without the death penalty suggesting to many experts that the threat of the death penalty rarely deters criminals. Even as many arguments are for equal distribution of justice to citizens as enshrined in the supreme law of the land, many states are often looking at the crimes that are committed and then offer a punishment that sometimes is not unitary. This essay will look into why there is variance in terms of punishment of criminals and a also analyze why that variance should exist.