The Death Penalty Is Cruel And Unusual Punishment Essay

1787 Words May 4th, 2016 8 Pages
In today’s times, murderer’s actions are becoming more and more incohesive. They no longer commit just murder, but also crimes like theft, rape, or even torture. Things like this will continue to happen if nothing is done to stop them or deter them The death penalty is a humane way to punish the convicted and to alter the minds of people that would want to do the same.

As early as the 1800s was the first actual recordings of the criminal justice system doing its job with capital punishment. Just between 1930 and 1967 there was an astounding number of 3800 executions. The next decade was a surprisingly low number because the criminals won justice. The 10 years following 1967 there was zero executions. In 1976, the Supreme Court Case, ‘Gregg vs. Georgia’ decided that the death penalty does not violate the Cruel and Unusual Punishment, said in the Eighth Amendment. This being said, 39 states have reinstated the death penalty. The most controversial topic about capital punishment is the manner in which they are punished. This will be the first presented topic, following along with the death row selections and the process of the punishments. To conclude my research, I will record my own opinion on the subject.

In just the United States of America, there is five commonly used punishments. The five methods of execution are used to kill convicted criminals given the death sentence. The five methods are: gas chamber, electrocution, hanging, firing squad, and lethal injection. In…

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