死刑得到了大多数人的支持，对杀害他人的人判处死刑是正确的。大多数美国人对死刑并不了解。“死刑的反对者认为，如果‘公众’——不管是谁——‘真正了解’——无论那意味着什么——美国是如何执行死刑的，他们会坚持让他们的法律制定者废除死刑。”有人认为，死刑应该完全废除，因为导致死亡的过程是不公平的，许多不适当的因素影响它。世界上许多地方都实行死刑，现在许多专家认为应该完全废除死刑(Hussey, Barnes-Holmes和Booth 1-9)。在过去30年里，有100多人被证明是无辜的，他们早些时候被判死刑。他们被证明是无辜的，因为法庭上提出了许多新的证据，证明他们是无辜的，帮助挽救了他们的生命。任何人都不能忽视这一事实，近年来有那么多人被证明是正确的。刑事司法制度有许多缺陷，因为许多人在监狱里呆了多年，而那些不是他们犯下的罪行也有许多缺陷。
It can be easily seen in the history that those people who tried to say anything against the king were sentenced to death. It has been objected by many that capital punishment is not at all correctional method because nobody has the right to take anybody’s life without giving that person an opportunity to regret. The main motive of this paper is to examine to what extent capital punishment serves as deterrence for others. In the eighth amendment, there is a clause of “cruel and unusual”. “Cruel and unusual punishment” as a form execution, no one can be imposed for torture or enduring death. Hanging, lethal gas, electrocution and shooting are the various means, which are allowed under the eighth amendment by which a convict can be executed. “Cruel and unusual punishment” is still a topic of doubt. The concept of “cruel and unusual punishment” has been challenged many times in the court.
The capital punishment has been supported by a majority of the people and finds it correct to give a punishment of death to a person who has killed someone else. The majority of the population of United States of America does not know much about the capital punishment. “Opponents of the death penalty argue that if ‘the public’–whoever that is—‘really knew’–whatever that means–how capital punishment in America was practiced, they would insist their law makers get rid of it”. It has been argued that the capital punishment should be totally abandoned because the process leading to a death is unfair and many improper factors influence it. Capital Punishment is practiced in many parts of the world and now many experts say that it should be totally abandoned (Hussey, Barnes-Holmes and Booth 1-9). In the last thirty years, more than 100 people have been vindicated, who were condemned to death earlier. They have been vindicated because many new evidences were presented in the court, which proved their innocence and helped in saving their life. This fact cannot be ignored by anyone that so many people were vindicated in the recent years. There are many flaws in the system of criminal justice because many people had spend many years in prison and that too for those crimes which was not committed by them.
There has been five times increase in the number of execution during the period of 1990’s. Conflict over the topic of capital punishment has been exaggerated. Criminal courts had no time for the average people. Crimes, which were committed by the members of racial minorities or by and against poor people, were mostly dealt by the criminal courts.
Under the terrific pressure from public, the officers of law enforcement have to work under terrific pressure from the public and also many times had to overwork in order to solve terrible crimes, sometimes failed to pursue all lines of investigations, and, on occasion, overreach or take shortcuts in pursuing arrests. There are some criterions after that it can be decided by the prosecutors whether it is a case of capital punishment or not and for that huge and unhindered discretion need to be exercised by the prosecutors. It is very difficult or impossible to appoint an attorney by the person who is facing the penalty of death. In that situation, it becomes the responsibility of the system to provide that person a court appointed lawyer.