It is unfortunate that there are those who commit crimes out of passion and care less of the possible repercussions.
Capital crimes fall into this category like murderers, adultery, rape and some types of frauds.
This form of punishment was introduced in the 18th century B. in the reign of King Hammurabi of Babylon (Good, 1967).
He codified the punishment for 25 different the 7th century B. the draconian code of Athens made death penalty the only form of punishment for all crimes. C., the Romans were carrying out this form (from the 12 tablets) of punishment through crucifixions, drowning, burning alive as well as impalement (Smith, 2012). D, Britain was carrying out death penalty through hanging.
William Conqueror was however against death penalty during his reign.
Body The assumption can be considered as the only fact that rings in peoples’ mind when they make the statement that death penalty is an effective deterrence.
However, it should be noted that assumption is far from facts.
A large majority of those that were interviewed believed that the punishment is not a proven deterrence method to homicide.
More than 80% of those interviewed had a strong belief that present research fails to support a deterrence effect as far as the death penalty is concerned.
It is, therefore, worth pointing out that the death penalty option is never a conclusive evidence or justification in the criminal justice system as a means of deterrence in preventing people from committing crimes.
In Canada, the act of carrying out death penalty has proved to be an ineffective form of deterrence.