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Capital Punishment is an issue that has been argued over from the dinner table in the average American home the the oval office in the White House for countless amounts of years The opposing sides each state their claim on why we should or shouldnt allow the death penalty to be administered to those criminals who the courts believe should be killed Each argument has very valid reasons on why the death penalty is right and wrong and they both have convincing points to prove their argument The social problems within capital punishment vary from it being morally right or wrong humane or inhumane to the excessive time and money that is spent during appeals and stays of execution This paper will focus on the problem of the justice system and why we should and should not grant numerous appeals and stays of execution Capital Punishment has been around since the days of Christ and its results have not changed only the way capital punishment is administered has States such as California use the gas chamber as the means to end the convicts life while Texas and Florida have used the electric chair in the past the remedy for death is now by using leatheal injection to end the convicts life Death has always been used as a way to deter criminals from engaging in criminal activity In the days of the old west a man would be hung if he was caught stealing another mans horse and during the Cold War death would be handed down if you were convicted of treason against your country in many of the nations involved Today though the death penalty is given in a selected amount of murder cases where the jury or judge feels that it is the only way to go about giving the murderer a just sentence and that life in prison sentence would be to lenient In 1995 prison authorities saw
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