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Introduction This day in age murderers actions are getting more and more incomprehensive They are no longer just committing murder they are torturing mutilating and engaging in grossly inappropriate acts against fellow human beings Behaviors such as this will continue if nothing is done to stop them The death penalty is a humane way to punish the convicted and deter these gruesome acts Early as 1930 we can find the first recorded execution Between the times of 1930 to 1967 there was a recorded number of 3859 people executed The following nine years would bring victory for those against capital punishment there was no executions done in this time frame Gregg vs Georgia Supreme Court of 1976 made a ruling that the death penalty does not violate the Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause of the Eighth Amendment The death penalty has been accepted by thirty-nine states of America Newton 1983 One of the basics in understanding capital punishment is the methods of which are used Which will be the first of things I will be presenting I will be showing how selections of death row are made The last of subject matters that I will be touching on are the problems with the process of capital punishment and a possible more effective approach I will also be concluding my findings and ending with a thought of my own Methods of Execution In the United States today there are five existing methods of execution These methods are used to kill convicted criminals that have been given the sentence of the death penalty The different methods are lethal injection electrocution gas chamber hanging and firing squad shootings Lethal injection is currently used by thirty-six states in America It is the most commonly used from of execution in the US The preparation begins outside of the chamber with the use of a gurney The convict is held to the gurney by
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