Essay about Capital Punishment And The Death Penalty

887 Words Nov 10th, 2015 4 Pages
The Death Penalty
Introduction
Capital punishment is the imposition of the death penalty on persons condemned of a crime.
(Americana, 596) Killing condemned criminals has long been a type of criminal punishment in
The United States. Capital punishment has been a punishment for brutal offenses from the initial
Stages of documented history. The first evidence of death penalty in the United States dates back to the colonial period in 1608 in Jamestown. There is no other public policy matter connected to management of crime, which has been reviewed and evaluated in higher degree than the death penalty. The capital punishments like death penalty help in deterring the crime rate prevailing in a society. Death penalty is a controversial capital punishment which is given against a crime usually involving murder. It is controversial because many people support it and many people condemn it. It is a big ongoing controversial societal issue in United States, Europe and other parts of the world. Death penalty has clearly divided the world in two divisions. One division held the belief that death penalty is illegal and threat to human life. It should not be convicted.
And other division supported the legitimacy of death penalty. They appreciate implementation in order to control the crime rate in society.

According to the statistics of Information center of death penalty, currently it is legally death penalty is…

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