state your opinion on whether or not you believe that the death penalty should or should not be used in the U.S. today. Be sure to fully explain why you feel that way. You may support your view with data if you choose but be sure to cite where that data came from. Focus on the purpose of the death penalty, its effectiveness, its cost, etc. The paper must be 2 pages, double spaced, 12 pt. font in Ariel or Times New Roman.