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Does the Death Sentence Kill the Crime or the Criminal?

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DOES DEATH SENTENCE KILL CRIME OR THE CRIMINAL?

Execution deifies the logic of deterrence
Hanging them to death is a counterbalance
Death will not kill the crime
It will just make our norms prime
Let us not kill the criminal
Because God forbids for such an approval

INTRODUCTION
Six years ago India voted against United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for a moratorium on the death penalty, thereby reiterating its stand in death penalty, in November 2012, India again upheld its stance on capital punishment by voting against the UN General Assembly draft resolution seeking to ban death penalty. Though Capital Punishment has never had an impact in the rate of crimes committed but still the India and its citizens feel an inherent need for it.
Death Sentence doesn’t kill crime it kills criminals, because when crime is planned, the criminal mind ordinarily never concentrates on escaping arrest and conviction. It is not possible to imagine how the threat punishment could ever prevent a crime that is not premeditated.
EXISTING LEGAL FRAMEWORK
Under the existing legal framework capital punishment could be given for a specific category of offences some of which are waging war against state, mutiny, terrorism, rape etc; but these offences occur irrespective of the punishment as the offender is not worried about the punishment but only about the offence. Thus one could say that if, however, severe punishment can deter crime, then long-term imprisonment is more than enough
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