Unconstitutionality of Capital Punishment
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... November UNCONSTITIONALITY OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT I. Introduction It has been a long standing debate for over thousands of decades whether ornot imposition of capital punishment is an effective means to deter commission of crimes. Advocates of capital punishment or death penalty makes reference to the biblical passage from Exodus 21:23-25, “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a hand for a hand, a tooth for a tooth,” which means that for every wrong done, there must be a compensating measure of justice. While on the other hand, the group who believes that capital punishment is severe, degrading, inhuman, brutal and cruel sentence, and it is only God who is the giver of life, shall be the one to...