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Utilitarianism And The Death Penalty

utilitarianism And The Death Penalty

baby daughter in 1999 seeks retrial". When local authorities decapitated a convicted criminal, the head was boxed and sent to the capital as proof of identity and that the execution had taken place. Sir Thomas More 's Utopia, published in 1516, debated the benefits of the death penalty in dialogue form, coming to no firm conclusion. The death penalty for juvenile offenders (criminals aged under 18 years at the time of their crime) has become increasingly rare. Retrieved unicef, Convention of the Rights of the Child FAQ Archived t the Wayback Machine.: "The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely and rapidly ratified human rights treaty in history. The United Nations General Assembly has adopted, in 2007, 2008, 2010, 20, 4 non-binding resolutions calling for a global moratorium on executions, with a view to eventual abolition. Notable exceptions are the United States, China, India, Japan, and most Islamic states. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007.

Another argument, although of a lower quality, is that the government saves money by executing murderers instead of supporting them in prison at the expense of the community. Since suffering is an intrinsic evil for utilitarianism, it must thoughts of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock be eliminated whenever possible, and is not morally justified when its use does not result in more good than evil. 50 In the United States, electrocution and gas inhalation were introduced as more humane alternatives to hanging, but have been almost entirely superseded by lethal injection. Archived from the original on Retrieved Peffley, Mark; Hurwitz, Jon (2007). Archived from the original on Retrieved 5 September 2011.