Breaking Down The Death Penalty Debate
Debate about the death penalty has been around about as long as the punishment itself.By Ben Lawson | October 14, 2015
The death penalty has been used in the U.S. for more than two centuries. And it's still one of the most hotly debated issues in the country.
"I still think it has a deterrent capability," said Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn.
That's one of the biggest arguments in favor of it — that the possibility of death as a punishment prevents people from committing capital crimes.