Death Penalty Use Down 31% Globally
|Monday, Apr. 15, 2019 | Author: ProCon.org | MORE HEADLINES|
The execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in Oct. 2014.
Source: Josh Sanburn, "Oklahoma Votes to Add Death Penalty to Its Constitution," time.com, Nov. 9, 2016
According to Amnesty International, use of the death penalty dropped 31% worldwide in 2018, with the lowest number of executions in a decade.
|1. Should the death penalty be legal in the United States? Why or why not?
2. For which crimes should the death penalty be a possible punishment? Why?
3. If the death penalty should be banned, what punishments would be acceptable alternatives? Why?