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The death penalty has become one of the more controversial discussions in America. There are two different perspectives when it comes to this controversial subject, the pros and the cons; people in America are either against the death penalty or for it. The common saying “treat others how you wanted to be treated” plays a vital part. I truly believe if a person is big enough to kill someone on purpose and take away not only a family member but a life as well, they are big enough to face death themselves. It is important to understand that, a person who kills an innocent human being for whatever reasons there are, is taking a life. The death penalty should continue in today’s society because of three important reasons; decreasing the overpopulation problem occurring in prisons, DNA advancement is accurately executing the “true” killer, and most importantly creating closure and justice to the victims friends and family.
In the Code of King HammaurabiHammurabi of Babylon it explains the first 25 crimes that were qualified to be bad enough for the death penalty. The earliest establish…