the death penalty and deterrence 1

For this Analysis assignment, you will be looking at The Death Penalty and Deterrence.
This essay is not about your position or feelings, it is about the evidence. The death penalty is an issue of great controversy in the U.S. and there are always (at least) two sides to every story.
A major argument of death penalty proponents is that it acts as a deterrent against the most heinous crimes. But does it?
Examine the research evidence on the death penalty as deterrent.
Next, research alternatives to the death penalty that might deter capital crimes.
Where does the research lead you? Based on the research your essay should be the pros, cons, and alternatives to the Death Penalty as Deterrence.
Submit your properly cited, researched essay and then be sure to respond to the input of your classmates.