The death penalty is a highly controversial subject today. Close to 100 countries have abolished the practice while others still have capital punishment on the books, but have not used execution in years.
The practice is frequently debated in the United States—whether it is constitutional, humane, or racist—with even more criticism of late due to a recent botched execution. An ITV documentary, Executed, that aired on British television, offered a look at death penalty pros and cons, although many viewed the film to be too one-sided. Read more