The death penalty was influenced by Britain; it was created for a purpose of deterrence. The United States remains in the minority of nations in the world that still uses death as penalty for certain crimes.
It has been banned in many countries. This "eye for an eye" statement is no longer giving any excuses for killing humans For each inmate put to death, the studies say, 3 to 18 murders are prevented. Others see it as a very important tool in fighting violent pre-meditated murder.
On the other hand, the taxpayers do not want to pay large amounts of taxes in order to execute an inmate. For many years the death sentence has been a controversial topic. Some say that the death penalty should apply to those who murder, rape, or abuse human beings such as children, or women The Bible says that death should be done to anyone who commits murder, larceny, rapes, and burglary.
Should we do to the criminal as they did to the victim? The death penalty was designed to be a way to deter individuals by making an example of those who has committed selected crimes that ended in a sentencing to capital punishment.