The Death Penalty

Thesis Statements:

The death penalty should be abolished.


The death penalty should be administered for particularly heinous crimes.

Some of the issues in this argument:
Is the death penalty an effective deterrent for heinous crimes?
What are the economic ramifications of the death penalty?
Is the death penalty the best protection from a murderer?
Are methods of execution reliable and practical?
Is justice for the victim achieved through the death penalty?

Sources of Information:

Against the Death Penalty

In Favor of the Death Penalty

Informational Websites