However, later on this type of punishment came to be regarded as a crime against humanistic ideals by many, and its validity in the legal system has been questioned. This resulted in a wide discrepancy of laws on this issue.Some nations including China, the US, Iran, Belarus, and others preserve the death penalty as an option, while others like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and almost all European nations have abolished capital punishment.Still others keep the norm in their legislations, but have de facto suspended execution of criminals sentenced to capital punishment.
Painless and respectable ways were reserved for the aristocracy; and more painful for the common people, such as hanging or breaking on the wheel.
In other cases, the choice of the method was warranted by the time of crime: witches and heretics had to be burned at the stake.
On the contrary, a lower criminal rate reduces the support.
Argument Death penalty, in my view, has to be supported on the ground of just retribution for murder.
The anniversary of the decree is since 2000 celebrated as a holiday in Tuscany.
In 2004, as reports Amnesty International, 3,797 people in 25 nations were executed.
The evidence for this is sought in crime rates in regions and nations where executions are carried out.
Second, supporters or opponents of death penalty need to find out whether this penalty can be acknowledged on moral grounds, solving the problem of whether human beings are justified in killing other human beings.
It will examine the effect of death penalty on society and its relevance to the protection of interests of common citizens.
Background The history of death penalty is almost as old as the history of mankind.