The Capital Punishment System

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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, …show more content…
In one survey, University of Emroy Professors Hashem Dezhbakhsh, Paul H. Rubin, and Joanna M. Shepherd used a panel set of data from 1977 through 1996 from over 3,000 counties across the country. It was concluded that for every execution there are on average at least 17 fewer capital crimes committed. On two similar platforms, waits on death row have been shortened by on average three years and one less murder was committed on average, and it was also concluded that executions conducted by electrocution are the most effective at deterring crime rates. Capital punishment does in fact save lives, each additional execution does in fact deter between three and eighteen

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