Capital Punishment Is The Most Dangerous Form Of Punishment Essay

1557 Words May 14th, 2015 7 Pages
In the year 1622, the colony of Virginia (present day state of Virginia), the United States had its very first public execution. For a majority of the country Capital Punishment is one of the best ways to punish a criminal. Capital Punishment is currently a major issue in this country since the very beginning, and I personally believe that it is a major issue; in the factor that it is not used more often in today’s world full of criminals that commit heinous crimes are in need of Capital Punishment for the belief that they deserve the most severe punishment humanly possible for the crimes that have been committed. However, many people deeply despise the Capital Punishment system in our government and believe that it should be limited only to a certain extent or strongly believe that it should be abolished from the prison system for all eternity to never be used again. Capital Punishment is also famously known as the death penalty. The death penalty is the most extreme form of punishment humanly possible as an alternate to serving time behind bars. The crimes that can be committed that could lead to punishment by death are but are not limited to: murder, treason, espionage, drug trafficking, and human trafficking. It has been known to put criminals away through one of four options that are decided by the current government.
Electrocution (The electric chair), firing squad, poison gas (gas chamber), and the most commonly used today: lethal injection are the four ways…

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