Death Penalty

Controversy of Death
Crime is a major blight on society and many methods of are used to try and deter it. Most crimes are minor, such as shoplifting or drug usage, and each have different means of punishment. Murder though is a more serious crime and must be treated as such. Most people agree that murder is wrong and that some form of punishment must be issued, the death penalty being the most extreme and controversial device used.
For instance, those who support the death penalty might use tenements of law, science and religion to lay the foundation of their belief or beliefs. They may say today’s laws are more concise and must be followed exactly, no matter what.   Because of this, it could be said that it is actually quite difficult to exercise the option of the death penalty as a form of punishment. On the other hand, they could possibly explain that modern science helps ensure that a murderer is justly convicted. DNA testing is one example of modern science that is widely used and championed, because it can and does help prevent innocent people from potentially becoming wrongly convicted. Strangely enough, even religion is even used to help vie support for their cause. Many can quote scripture to state that the death penalty is justified. They might even quote, Deuteronomy 17:05: “Then you shall bring out to your gates that man or woman who has done this evil thing, and you shall stone that man or woman to death with stones.”   No matter which camp one may reside in, no matter the convictions, it can be rest assured, the reasons for supporting the death penalty are not only valid, but strong and will likely remain so for the foreseeable future.
Those who oppose the death penalty can use the same tenements as those that support it, but they will have completely different reasons that might justify their belief. They might say that the law actually prevents this extreme means of punishment from actually existing. Possibly   a quote from the 8th Amendment:...