, Research Paper
...Capital Punishment According to Sharp (1997), “approximately 5900 persons have been sentenced to death and 358 executed (from 1973-96) in Untied States. Moreover, a record number of 56 murderers were executed in 1995 alone in America” (Sharp). Even though America is one of the most civilized countries in the world, one of the surprising facts about America is that the death penalty is legal in many American states. Only in few states such as Michigan, Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, District of Columbia, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Maine, North Dakota, Minnesota, West Virginia, Iowa, and Vermont, it is prohibited whereas in all the other states the death penalty is legal. There are...