In today’s society, the death penalty has been an issue debated by people ranging from the President of the United States of America to ordinary members of society. This argument is so prevalent because the fate of a person’s life hangs in the balance and essentiallybecomes the underlining issues. Crime is an evident part of society, and everyone is aware that something must be done about it. Most people know the threat of crime to their lives, but the question lies in the methods and action in which it should be dealt with. In several parts of the world, the death penalty has been allocated to those who have committed a variety of offenses from the time of ancient Babylon to present-day America. This sentence is typically handed down to the less fortunate members of society who do not have the adequate means to defend themselves. There are several different ways in which the death penalty can be administered. The most common type is lethal injection. Although many states have abolished the death penalty; nevertheless, some states still practice this act.
Due to the rapid increase in crime the past ten years and prison
overcrowding, more attention has been drawn to the opinion that something has to
be done to the United States Criminal System. We need to reevaluate the way we
treat people we are convicted of unspeakable acts of merciless slaughter or even
rape. The United States Justice System must be made solid again. Most people have an opinion on this heated subject. Some say "we need it" others say "the person pulling the switch would be no better than the person
in the chair." We need to look at other options beside prison. There are too
many murderers running loose because the jails were full of shoplifters and gang
members. Some of these loose maniacs kill mere months later. For the sake of
argument lets look at the Pros and Cons.
There are many reasons why the Death Penalty should be used...