Essay on Reinstating Capital Punishment in Britain

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Reinstating Capital Punishment in Britain

Capital Punishment is the legal infliction of death as a penalty for violating criminal law. Throughout history people have been put to death for various forms of wrongdoing. Methods of execution have included such practices as crucifixion, stoning, drowning, burning at the stake, impaling, and beheading. Today capital punishment is typically accomplished by lethal gas or injection, electrocution, hanging, or shooting. The death penalty is the most notorious severe practice in the modern world. Other harsh, physical forms of criminal punishment also referred to as corporal punishment have generally been eliminated in modern times as unsophisticated and
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It is clear that the criminal would be unable to re offend or cause any harm to society surely making it safer and more productive for the society.

The cost of executing a murderer or rapist would be far less than the cost of keeping an offender in prison for 'life'. It is a fact that the average cost of a prisoner in modern day prisons averages at £600 pounds per week and over a period of many years the total cost in some cases exceeds £5000000, surely if the prisoner was not kept alive then the benefit to society would be huge as that money being used to keep a murderer alive could be spent educating the adults of the future and improving our way of life

Retribution simply means making the criminal pay for their crime,

Execution is a very real punishment rather than some form of "rehabilitative" treatment for example giving the criminal counselling. The criminal is made to suffer in accordance to the offence. Although whether an eye for an eye a tooth for a tooth should still apply is a matter of personal opinion. Retribution is seen by many as an acceptable reason for the death penalty, according to survey results

Deterrence, It is hard to prove if the death penalty is an effective deterrent in modern society although there is evidence to suggest that it is. For example in Singapore the crime rate fell dramatically when the death penalty was introduced by
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