Should Death Penalty Be Utilized? Essay

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One of the most controversial topics to date is the argument surrounding whether or not the death penalty should be utilized. When majority of the people, think about problems surrounding capital punishment, they automatically jump right to it being legal or illegal. When in reality the problems are so much larger. They're issues involved with Capital Punishment, including racism, sexism and financial status to name a few, when it comes to who is being put to death. Recently, one of the most well known issues has become sexism. Gender inequality has been an issue in the United States and around the world for centuries. Although many people may not ask this question, it has always been wondered why more men are on death row and executed year after year then women who are committing the same crimes. Is it because the judges, the lawyers and the jury are looking to help the women out? Do they feel sorry for her? Or is it because of the image that women are weaker so they cannot construct a whole plan to committee such a violent and horrific crime? Regardless of the reasoning behind it, it is still no secret that a female offender are rarely put on death row and the women who are, more often then not, are on death row for killing someone in their immediate family.
Capital Punishment is known to have been around since the Eighteenth Century B.C. The first known community that utilized the death pentality is said to be King Hammaurabi. Hammaurabi’s Code was used in…