The Death Penalty Debate In The United States

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The death penalty for serious crimes is an issue of debate in the United States for many years. The cause, effect and solutions to the problems of what to do with the criminal that committed a violent crime throw up a number of complex ideas. Newspapers don’t help when they often embellish crime in order to increase circulation and this makes objective discussion more difficult. The main arguments are the death penalty is for deterrence to keep crime from happening. We all know how that is currently is working. Some people will be deterred from committing a violent crime if they know they will face the ultimate punishment but those are the same people that will not do any other types of crimes either because of consequences to come.

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