I tend to be pretty hard core on crime.
All 1st degree murderers
anyone who uses torture
violent rape, with serious injury and any multiple rapist
attempted murder when, had the victim died, it would have been 1st degree murder.
It should require special circumstances NOT to get the death penalty.
However there needs to be reform of the system. There should be automatic DNA testing done whenever there is DNA evidence.
There should be 1 automatic review by an unbiased panel that looks at ALL evidence including anything disallowed in the original trial.
There should be 1 automatic appeal.
The only way the sentence would be changed is if evidence shows that the person is not guilty.
The execution should take place on the 365th day after sentencing.
Execution should be by a single injection of cyanide, 600mg (a lethal does for a large man is considered to be 50mg)