Essay on The Death Penalty Should Increase Tremendously

1049 Words Nov 5th, 2016 5 Pages
Since the late 1800’s there has been a drastic decrease in the amount of executions sought on by the government to criminals who have committed a capital offense. A capital offense is a crime, such as murder or betrayal of one’s county that may result in the death penalty. With the recent increase in horrendous acts around the world, I believe the number of criminals that are sentenced to the death penalty should increase tremendously. The government typically delivers it by lethal injection now but there are other ways that were used in the past such as the electric chair, hanging and use of a gas chamber (Facts about the Death Penalty). To one, it may help deter crimes and further prevent a criminal from preventing another crime, but an estimated sixty-eight percent of criminals were released from prison and then later returned for committing a similar act. To others, the death penalty is a way for the government to execute innocent people, the government is then deemed a hypocrite. The death penalty is the punishment of execution, sentenced to someone who has committed a capital crime. If someone did commit a capital crime, the death penalty would further prevent them from committing another crime similar to the one before. A large fear many people have but do not think about daily is being wrongfully accused of a crime that was not committed by them, or that person being at the wrong place at the wrong time and being accused of an accessory to a crime. If accused and…

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