The Death Penalty Is The Most Appropriate Type Of Punishment

843 WordsDec 5, 20154 Pages
In society today, many believe executing a human being for committing an immoral act is the most appropriate type of punishment that should be given to a convicted criminal. The name of this capital punishment is mostly referred to as, The Death Penalty, and it can be presented in different ways. This consists of being vitally shot at by a firing squad, poisoned in a gas chamber, given a lethal injection, and so on. Today in the United States, there are thirty one states that approve of the death penalty, while nineteen states believe it is unethical and have completely abolished it from its state (Robert Costa). This amazing data reveals to our society that no one believes a convicted criminal should be forgiven after committing a barbarous crime, especially if that criminal had or attempted to murder an innocent civilian. In addition, at least 4.1% of all defendants sentenced to death in the US in the modern era are innocent(Pilkington). According to the first major study, there was an attempt to calculate how often states get it wrong in their wielding of the ultimate punishment. This can be usually seen as an unfair judgement for the accused criminal, but by this time it would have been too late. In the novel, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, civilians views and beliefs about the death penalty have changed because of the novel. In our world, there is a numerous amount of people that disobey the law, but the real problem is how to create punishment that can make crime
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