Capital punishment or the death penalty does not seem to serve any purpose and, therefore, must be abolished. Discuss

Capital punishment has for a long time been one of the most contentious subjects in the entire world. It mainly involves handing an individual a death penalty for a heinous crime such as murder, child rape and robbery with violence among others (Banner and Banner 13). In the state of Florida, the execution is carried out using a lethal injection that was passed by the legislature in January 2000 (Tucker 3). Alternatively, an individual may be executed using the electric chair in the execution chamber situated at the Florida State Prison (Tucker 6). However, questions have emerged pertaining to the efficacy of the death punishment. There has been controversy as to whether a death sentence serves any positive objective or whether it should be abolished. Nevertheless, capital punishment or the death penalty does not seem to serve any purpose and, therefore, must be abolished.