Discuss the Arguments for and Against the Death penalty
Although, several countries have abolished the death penalty, there are 58 countries, in which the national laws provide for capital punishment. However, only a quarter of these countries actually execute prisoners. The number of executions amounted to 2,390 in the year 2008; whereas, the number of persons awaiting execution was 17,118 in 2009 (Bradford).China had the highest number of executions in 2009, with several thousand executions. This was followed by the countries of the Middle East.