Most crimes committed in the United States are usually handled by a fine, sentence of time in jail or execution in some cases. However, the death penalty is the most questionable punishment. Is it morally right Is it effective in deterring crime, primarily murders Whether or not you agree if it is moral or not, one fact remains. The death penalty is not an effective way to deter crime. The death penalty is inefficient and that is what brings me to argue against it.
The death penalty has existed as long as humans have existed. In the middle ages fines, public humiliation and imprisonment were appropriate punishments for all crimes, and death penalty for all murders. Today, Federal law states that the death penalty is to be enforced with convicted criminals for: treason; deserting armed forces during wartime; murder committed by a soldier; kidnapping and murder that involves crossing state lines; murder committed during an airplane hijacking; and of course, certain types of homicide (Crimes 408). The death penalty is also called for punishment of for: attempting to kill anyone investigating or prosecuting his or her activities; advising, directing, authorizing or assisting in the murder of someone. Also, The
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