Paul D. Cramm

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The Pros and Cons of Capital Punishment

Capital punishment, known more commonly as the Death Penalty, is the most severe government-sanctioned criminal punishment in the United States. It has sparked a voracious debate ever since its inception during the Revolutionary War. The question on whether or not the death penalty should be allowed to continue was thrown recently into sharp relief, when, just a few days ago, the US Attorney General said that the Federal Government would resume use of capital punishment after a sixteen-year long break. The arguments for and against the use of capital punishment are extensive, and both the pros and cons of the… Read More →