The people who feel strongly for the use of the death sentence typically site the fact that they feel as though it is only right to take the life of someone who has taken the lives of others.
Then there is another side to the argument where people site the fact that they feel as though it does not justify killing a human being just because he or she did it to another.
There is no one "right" answer for the entire world, because the different governments through out time will ultimately change the regulations again, and again.
This is a difficult decision to make especially because it is the matter of putting another person's life in the hands of the people and the government.
The first recorded execution in the new colonies was that of Captain George Kendall in the Jamestown colony of Virginia in 1608. In 1612, Virginia Governor Sir Thomas Dale enacted the Divine, Moral and Martial Laws, which provided the death penalty for even minor offenses such as stealing grapes, killing chickens, and trading with Indians.
Laws regarding the death penalty varied from colony to colony.
The act of using capital punishment to atone for one's actions or crimes is used all around the world in different countries.
It is a controversial issue because so many people feel very strongly for the use of the death sentence, and others feel very strongly against the use of it.
When a person is convicted of a crime that is punishable by death, he or she is then placed on what is known as death row.
This is the line, or waiting period, before the actual death sentence is administered.