Explain whether the perception of the death penalty is changing.

The U.S. criminal justice system has been forced to deal with increased demands for less governmental social control and an inability to continue to finance the punishments enacted over the last 40 years. The interesting criminal justice paradox is that conservatives who argue for less governmental oversight of the private sector seek greater levels of control for those who they deem have violated the social trust and committed any one of the eight index offenses. Liberals argue for the reverse. Perhaps no other issues strike more emotion than the implementation of the death penalty and gun control.

For this Discussion, you will examine the issues of capital punishment in the United States.

Group A: Explain whether the perception of the death penalty is changing. Support your argument.

Please keep the discussion civil!

Arguments should be based in factual research.

APA Formatting.  In text citations.  I am PRO captial punishment.