Essay on Should The Death Penalty Be Abolished?

912 Words Dec 7th, 2016 4 Pages
Should the Death Penalty be Abolished?

Is it possible to know for sure if someone is guilty or innocent? The state’s and federal courts think it is. Physical evidence and confessions seem to be the best proof of someone’s guilt in committing a crime. One of the sentences a convicted criminal could get is execution. Determining sentence is very crucial in one’s life and life of their family, especially when it comes to death penalty. Death row is nothing in comparison to regular inmates: different treatment, different life. People are eager to put the criminal behind the bars, or on the execution table; especially, if the convict is murderer. Yet, the death penalty is not the best way to punish the person responsible for the crime, nor it is just. Death sentence should be eliminated in all states and federal government of the United States. Capital punishment on the territory of the present United States dates back to 1608, when Captain George Kendall was executed by the firing squad for spying. Throughout years after the declaration of the Constitution of the United States, death penalty laws were changing among states. Currently, execution is used in 31 states and federal government. The primarily method in every one of them is lethal injection. Some states also have back-up methods or give convicts a choice of firing squad, lethal gas, electrocution, and hanging. The main capital crimes are aggravated murder and crimes against the state (such as treason,…

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