Support for the Death Penalty
An 8 page research paper that argues in favor of the death penalty. Capital punishment, i.e., the imposition of the death penalty, is one of the most divisive and controversial issues facing the country. The reasons that opponents to capital punishment cite for abolishing the death penalty, such as the number of death row inmates vindicated by DNA evidence, the disproportionate number of African Americans on death row, its failure to deter crime, etc. tend to monopolize the headlines. What is less well-known are the reasons why the majority of Americans still support the death penalty. This examination of this debate examines this factor and the rationale behind this stance. Bibliography lists 7 sources.