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Capital punishment not an effective deterrent, say experts

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rodney earl    139

What a load of rubbish. It is certainly an effective deterrent for some as they can only get the chance to do a crime ONCE. 

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Ahab    662

No law prevents crime, if they did then all you would have to do is pass a law and the crime would go away. The death penalty will prevent one person from ever committing a crime again, 100% of the time.

 

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ezzra    18,616
1 hour ago, rooster59 said:

However, there is a consensus among experts in criminology and the justice system that harsh penalties like life imprisonment and capital punishment have been proven ineffective at deterring repeat crimes, a recent seminar heard.

 

There's an idea, try to house those murders, rapist and other hard criminal

career in a 5 star hotel with all the trapping and luxury they wish, maybe that

will teach them a lesson and make them all go pious and holly like peopel....

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Ahab    662
7 minutes ago, Moonmoon said:

And I quote you again. 

 

What are you on??? 

100% effective at deterring repeat offenders but does not have to be 100% effective at crime? 

you are contradicting yourself 100% 

If the offender is executed, he will not commit another crime. The chance of him ever becoming a repeat offender after he is executed is extremely low. he death penalty is 100% effective for deterring repeat offenders (after they are executed).

 

No law is 100% effective at deterring any crime, to suggest that as a possibility or a requirement for a law to be valid or effective seems non-realistic. 

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Moonmoon    1,713
5 minutes ago, BasalBanality said:

Which if any of my comments thus far suggested that the death penalty or capital punishment is 100% effective?

I didn't say you did. I agreed with you on the effectiveness part. 

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Moonmoon    1,713
1 minute ago, Ahab said:

If the offender is executed, he will not commit another crime. The chance of him ever becoming a repeat offender after he is executed is extremely low. he death penalty is 100% effective for deterring repeat offenders (after they are executed).

 

No law is 100% effective at deterring any crime, to suggest that as a possibility or a requirement for a law to be valid or effective seems non-realistic. 

Thank You. :)

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Thaiwrath    6,602
1 hour ago, Moonmoon said:

if Death Penalty is an effective deterrent then there shouldn't be any crimes committed at all for that particular punishment.

 

Don't get me wrong, I would sure want to bash the head in for any rapist murderer but would leave that to the justice system but would that really stop the crime?

 

More has to be done to educate and prevent crimes like this from happening. 

Try educating a meth head with no future prospects !

Good luck with that, yet a young child he rapes has their life ruined.

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JAG    11,862
No law prevents crime, if they did then all you would have to do is pass a law and the crime would go away. The death penalty will prevent one person from ever committing a crime again, 100% of the time.
 

What's more, as referenced by "moonmon" in post # 6 it has the advantage of ensuring that someone who might have committed a crime (circumstantial evidence pointing that way) from possibly committing that crime again...

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worgeordie    14,927

Deterrent or not, it's the perfect solution for some of the horrendous murders,

committed by evil people,child killers,rapists ,premeditated murderers ,the death

penalty has to be enforced.

regards worgeordie

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BasalBanality    227
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27 minutes ago, hansnl said:

Lifelong prison sentences are a deterrent, give a nice revenge feeling, and if the convicted in a later stadium is found to be innocent, can be released.

And what of the cost of keeping these individuals incarcerated under long or life sentences? 

 

America's mass incarceration is an example of systemic failure of the penal system and the golden geese of a Prisons Industrial Complex.

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Yinglove    43
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8 minutes ago, worgeordie said:

Deterrent or not, it's the perfect solution for some of the horrendous murders,

committed by evil people,child killers,rapists ,premeditated murderers ,the death

penalty has to be enforced.

regards worgeordie

How perfect is it for the wrongly convicted?

 

When a bit of sunlight is finally shone on the case of the 2 Burmese lads falsely convicted of the Koh Toa murders what can the state do?

 

If they are alive, they can release them and compensate with a decent sized payout.

If they have been executed??????

 

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shady86    324

Paying with own life for taking someone's life is the only way to move forward. The safest countries in the world have capital punishment for drugsand murders.

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