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The death penalty is a very common controversial social issue across our nation Every time a death penalty case arises and the time comes for the convict thousands of people across the nation support the punishment as well as protest the punishment This issue does not have any proponents of a particular group People are very split on this subject regardless of race background age gender and other variables that distinguish individuals Throughout the extent of time feelings have changed from one spectrum to the other In our recent past people were executed for just stealing a horse Today on the other hand it is a totally different story In recent times people can commit severe crimes and can get away with their life and occasionally their freedom I personally am a proponent of the death penalty Although I am a non-violent person I do believe in the eye for an eye theory when it comes to murder There are many people who agree with me but there are a vast number of people whom dont I as well as many others have total confidence in the death penalty It is a very beneficial component of our justice system The death penalty saves lives It saves lives because it stops those who murder from ever murdering again It also deters potential murderers from ever committing the crime Unfortunately the death penalty is rarely used which is why it isnt nearly as effective as it could be In order for it to work we must put it into practice more often In recent years crime in America has been on the rise in particular violent crime This has led not only to an overcrowding of prisons in our country but also to an increase in the number of death sentences handed down by the courts Despite the fact that the number of inmates on death row is climbing the number of death sentences actually carried
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