Is The Death Penalty Effective?

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Is the Death Penalty Effective?
This paper will discuss the history of the death penalty, the cost of the death penalty, and its arguments under the law. For many years the death penalty has been utilized to punish the individuals who have committed crimes to the fullest extent that the law will allow, with a slight disagreement surrounding the death penalty. Some of the concerns would be are the criminals rightfully being held to pay for their actions, rather than taking their lives for the crime. In addition, the cost of the death penalty is rather expensive, and lastly the arguments surrounding the death penalty under the law. This paper state a strongly believe that the death penalty is not effective.
The death penalty is also known as (Capital Punishment) which is the practice or legal sanction of allowing the imposition of the penalty of death of people convicted of committing certain crimes. According to (Korobeev 2013) the death penalty is perhaps the most ancient form of criminal punishment, mentioned in the Bible and in the laws of many ancient states. In the 10th century A.D., the first method of the death penalty was hanging. Furthermore, the death penalty and its practice have rapidly expanded in the seventeenth and eighteenth century. Out of all the other countries in the world, the United States was primarily responsible for taking on the Settlers practice and the first to begin implementing the death penalty (Death Penalty Information Center 2012). Today,…
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