The Texas Death Penalty Argumentative Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

The Texas Death Penalty
A strong argument in favor of the death penalty in Texas.
# 117681 | 1,145 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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The paper argues that execution is not state sponsored murder; state sponsored murder is when a convicted killer is put back on the street to kill another innocent citizen. The paper further argues that the disproportionate number of minorities being executed is only because a disproportionate number of minorities are committing crimes. The paper discusses the contention that many defendants are found innocent and asserts that there is a big difference between being innocent of a crime and being found not guilty due to manipulation of the system and a lack of prosecution. The paper then reveals that the number of executions in Texas is declining and contends that this is a sign the system is working.

From the Paper:

"The idea that execution is not a deterrent to crime may be true. Killers may not stop to consider their chances of being executed before they commit their crime. So what? The idea of execution as a deterrent is still viable. The executed killer will certainly never commit murder again, and that is a fact. Time and again convicted murderers are freed, having served their sentence and go out and kill again. Anti-death penalty proponents have argued that execution is state sponsored murder. State sponsored murder is when a convicted killer is put back on the street to attack some other citizen when the state knows he has killed before."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Death Penalty Info.Org Texas Death Sentences Retrieved 11-22-2006 from
  • Pro-Death Penalty.Com Death Penalty Issues Retrieved 11-22-2006 from
  • Dow, D. Machinery of Death New York: Routledge 2002

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