Death Penalty

I have often heard discussions from both sides concerning the death penalty. I always had a hard time making up my mind about which side I wanted to take until I ran into an article on the internet one day. It showed the history of the death penalty from around the world and how it has changed throughout the history of the world. It wasn’t until I saw how much higher the percentage of people dying from this in other parts of the world that I realized the situation could be much worse. I also thought about how many innocent people get sentenced to death. Is it really that effective? Are we seeing any “real” results in other countries where there is a higher percentage of this method used to try to deal with criminals? Is it worth the cost? I think that these things combined should maybe give the US a reason to rethink this method of dealing with criminals.