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Capital punishment-the death sentence-has a long and controversial history Throughout centuries countries have been using capital punishment as a way of dealing with criminals whose crimes were so outrageous only death was a way of proving justice was served Due to the fact that the death penalty can and has been inflicted on innocent people evidence that the death penalty is not an effective deterrent and that capital punishment is discriminative proves to me that there are changes that must be made in our legal system I do believe capital punishment is necessary but we must take certain precautions Just a few days ago was watching 60 Minutes and there was a man on death row since 1982 He was found innocent this year through the use of DNA and forensic science Im convinced that there are more people on death row that are innocent and there are also many were put death who were innocent-this is the huge problem our justice system must handle It seems like our law-enforcement personnel want to solve the crime as soon as possible so they can look good in front of American public With our forensic science getting better we should be able to determine if a person is hundred 10 percent guilty or not If so then I fill those people should be put death Since the birth of this country in 1776 we have been using capital punishment- but does it work as a deterrent Statistics show it does not scare criminals so what is the point of it if it is not an effective deterrent I dont know if these statistics are correct but I know that in other countries like Saudi Arabia the thought of having your hand cut off if convicted of stealing does work as a deterrent I believe that in some cases of murder ignorance of the law is a factor because not many criminals know the specific crimes which can
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