The use of the death penalty has been declining in recent years, and in 2016 the number of executions in the U.S. hit a 25-year low. This anthology provides a collection of essays that present a diverse array of views on the death penalty. Divergent viewpoints are summarized in a question-and-response format, allowing for complete comprehension. By evaluating contrasting opinions, readers can attain a complete and balanced knowledge of the subject. Fact boxes are included to summarize important information for researchers.