Capital Punishment: The Never Ending Debte
Capital Punishment is as old as human history. So as the debate. Some people advocate abolition of Capital Punishment, while some strongly oppose the abolition of Capital Punishment. Those who object the abolition and propagate in favor of retention are called retentionists, and who advocate the abolition of Capital Punishment is known as abolitionists. The specialists of social sciences, criminologists, sociologists, penologists, psychiatrists, doctors and writers on social sciences and criminology are, in their great number abolitionists. The supporters of Capital Punishment, apart from a number of political figures and persons holding high public office, are generally jurists with a traditional training andjudges. Law enforcement and prosecutorial groups tend to be strongly supportive of Capital Punishment. There are three aspects to the question of Capital Punishment: first the moral-humanitarian, religious; secondly, the popular the views, the prejudices and superstitions of a common man in the street; and lastly, the scientific viz., penological, psychiatric, sociological, in short, the accumulated knowledge and experience of various brands.
Krishna Kumari Areti. "Capital Punishment: The Never Ending Debte" SSRN (2007).
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