The legal system in the United States is highly
developed and despite comprising many levels and judicially functions different
by each state, the overal procedures tend to be performed after a very
convoluted set of legal and ethical evaluating.1
Before the jury carries out the final verdict, it undergoes an extremely
lenghty process of evidence-based analysis and, despite oftentimes extremely
difficult, an objective and a fair trial with the focus on indvidual’s
rights irregardless of the crime.2
In case of capital punishment there are twelve carefully selected jury members
who decide that a defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Cases where innocent individuals were sentenced to death did occur and are
a common theme in several movies and novels (e.g Green Mile) but such
percentage is extremely low and does not constitute for the main argument
against the procedure.3
(It is believed that since 1973, 1.6 percent of formerly sentenced inmates were
exonerated4.)5 Wishfully this phenomena is to decrease with the impovements of
forensic science and technology in general.

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