Pros And Cons Of Death Penalty

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Is death penalty appropriate or should it be banned? The death penalty system has been debated by civilians and government officials throughout history; which crimes are terrible in nature to justify killing another person and what system should be used to prevent more crimes are challenging questions. 1,188 people were punished with death penalty in the United States from 2007 to 2009, mostly by lethal injection. Most death penalty cases are always applied on murderers; however, it can also involve crimes such as treason. David B. muhlhausena, a senior policy analyst in the area of criminal justice for the Heritage Foundation, a conservative public policy research organization, believes that death penalty is an appropriate punishment for criminals because it saves lives and the American public supports its use; whereas, proponents of death penalty say it is important for preserving law and order, deterring crimes, and acting as a retribution that honors the victim; nevertheless, Death penalty is an inappropriate way to punish a person for committing a crime because there is a risk of executing innocent people, doesn’t deter crime effectively, and costs many millions; therefore, death penalty should be banned. David B. muhlhausena states that death penalty is necessary because it saves lives and the American public supports it; using a panel data analyzed over 3,000 counties from 1977 to 1996, Professors Hashem Dezhbakhsh,
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