Death Penalty (states must follow national guidelines...physician implemented lethal injection)
A Coggle Diagram about Economic Concerns
( (In some states, it costs more to imprison someone than to kill someone.
), Over 2/3 of of the states have installed an exorbitantly expensive system of capital punishment which has been a failure.
, In Pennsylvania the average execution costs around $272 million per execution.
, A death penalty case costs the average taxpayers around $2.3 million in most states
and 1 million dollars for 50 years in prison; 2 million dollars per death penalty case.
), Social Concerns
( (Different states execute different ways and some are cruel and unusual.:
), Different methods of the death penalty are more painful or cruel than other methods
, Innocent people can being given the death penalty depending on the jury.
, The most common method (the lethal injection) can have different drugs in them which can have different effects on the person.
and Convicts who receive the death penalty get "the easy way out".
), Constitutional Concerns
, Political Concerns
(The federal government interprets the constitution; making capital punishment legal, but allowing the states to do decide if they will enforce it.
, Since the states have the right to chose if they enforce the death penalty or not there is no standard way of doing it.
, 32 states use the death penalty and 18 banned it.
, Often the severity of the method is determined due to the severity of the crime. Who should decide and why should they chose which method?
and Different criminals can be treated in different ways. A more cruel technique could be used if the crime is more severe, which makes the states inconsistent.
) and http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/state-lethal-injection