Effectiveness Of The Death Penalty

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Running Head: THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE DEATH PENALTY 1

The Death Penalty is not as Effective as it Seems
Dana Garbaruk
David Douglas High School

Author 's Note: This paper was prepared for Mrs. Daugherty 's WRI 122 class on May 7th in the spring of 2015.
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE DEATH PENALTY 2

Abstract
The death penalty is a system that has been around for a very long time. It had also been changed multiple times to make it as trustworthy as possible. However, the death penalty is not as perfect of a system as many people think, and it causes innocent people to die, taxes to be raised, and botched executions to happen. On the other hand, research data has been collected that showed high rates of deterrence. Of course, the evidence shown in the deterrence studies isn’t very reliable, and a number of states in the U.S. had abolished the death penalty, but around 32 states still use it today; that is more than half of the states.The effectiveness of capital punishment has been shown in recent studies and is found to be very controversial and also very debateable.

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE DEATH PENALTY 3

The Death Penalty is not as Effective as it Seems
The death penalty has been an ongoing debate for many years, and many people either support or oppose the idea. There had been different types of executions over the years such as: firing squads, gas chambers, electrocutions, hangings, and lethal injections. (Ranoa, De Groot, and Queally,…

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