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What is the appropriate punishment for inexplicable crimes? Is the death penalty a definite deterrent or a wasted opportunity?
The first established death penalty laws date as far back as the 18th Century BC in the Code of King Hammurabi of Babylon. Death sentences were carried out by such means as crucifixion, beating to death, drowning, burning alive and impalement. In the 10th Century AD, hanging became the most common method of execution with as many as 72,000 people executed during the reign of Henry the 8th in the 16th Century.
Currently, 56 countries still use the death penalty, while 106 countries have completed abolished the penalty, 8 have abolished it for ordinary crimes, and 28 are abolitionist in practice. There have been many calls for the end of capital punishment, including non-binding resolutions by the United Nations General Assembly over the past decade. However, over 60% of the world’s…
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