Abolition of Death Penalty: A Fancied but Faulty Idea!

RTIwala Explains: One of the most frequent debates and point of discussion in criminal justice systems all over the world is the enforcement of death penalty as a sentence for criminals committing certain crimes. The death penalty is in conformity with the ‘deterrent theory of punishment’. This theory adheres to the view that there should be a fear in the mind of the criminal before committing a crime as a result of the outcome of a person who had earlier committed a similar crime. This fear stops a person from…

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