Should Capital Punishment Be Reinstated In Britain?

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Should Capital Punishment Be

Reinstated 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 unnecessary.

        Britain itself had effectively abolished capital punishment by 1965 due to the ‘inhumane’ methods of execution and unjust reasons for the executions with the only exception being for treason.

        Now, almost 30 years later, technology has evolved in such a way that mistakes would be virtually unheard of and the method of execution far more excepted in today’s society. So this begs the question that is on the minds of many members of the public and government of Britain, should capital punishment be reinstated in Britain? There are many arguments for and against capital punishment and the country needs to take these into account to make a lawful and well-revised decision on the subject.

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        There are 4 main reasons for the death penalty these include: Incapacitation of the criminal, cost, retribution, and deterrence.

The Incapacitation of the criminal means that Capital punishment permanently removes the worst criminals from society and would prove much cheaper and safer for the rest of the country than long-term or permanent imprisonment. 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 ...

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