• In the USA capital punishment costs a great deal.
  • Arguments for and against capital punishment
  • The horror of capital punishment in Queensland’s past

In the advocates view point, capital punishment is a way to minimize the threat in the world today....

In the United States only 38 states have capital punishment statutes.

Capital punishment has been a way of punishing people for many years.

 Cesare Beccaria discusses the issue of torture in his work An Essay on Crimes and Punishments.
The same organisation's publication (not currently on line) summarises the corporal punishment provisions of the Education Regulations 1982. It recommends that a cane only be used and says that it is advisable, but apparently not mandatory, to have a witness present.

Capital punishment; the death penalty: all points of view

Torture, therefore, is not acceptable in any case of punishment and should not be used.
Corporal punishment, described as "lashing" or "flogging" or "licks", is in use in schools. There is that in practice it is usually given only to boys, but CP of girls is legal. A Code of Discipline states that CP is permitted at all levels - see . This followed the of a recommendation by the National Commission on Law and Order that CP be retained (see below).


Australians Against Capital Punishment | AACP’s website

...alty, but the process leading up to it makes it a torturous and unjust form of punishment.
And there is your problem: You are a historic snob; new is better, according to you. The overwhelming majority of popes and bishops did not consider capital punishment intrinsically evil or against the Gospel. You can’t have your cake and eat it too: “You must follow the Pope and the Bishops, but you must ignore the Popes and the Bishops down through the centuries.”

The laws in the United States have change drastically in regards to capital punishment.
Most people will not want to argue with clauses 1 and 2, so this structure does have the benefit of focussing attention on the real point of contention - the usefulness of non-capital punishments in the case of murder.

Capital punishment debate in the United States - Wikipedia

For example, "Capital punishment may be imposed only when guilt is determined by clear and convincing evidence leaving no room for an alternative explanation of the facts", "Anyone sentenced to death shall receive the right to appeal to a court of higher jurisdiction", etc.

Capital Punishment in the United States - Wesley Lowe

On February 21, 2006, condemned inmate Michael Angelo Morales’ execution was stayed because of his claim that California’s administration of its lethal injection protocol – San Quentin State Prison’s OP 770 – would subject him to an unnecessary risk of excessive pain and violate the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment. Morales is on death row for the kidnap, rape and murder of Terri Winchell.

Local Priest says Capital punishment an option - St. …

Given the express authorisation of capital punishment at Genesis 9:6 and of our Lord’s express confirmation of the entire Torah at Matthew 5:18, it is impossible to entertain the proposition that the death penalty is contrary to the Gospel unless one could point to any subsequent declaration of His, expressly referencing Genesis 9:6 and revoking the power it confers.

Capital punishment may be the most just option of ..

Once a person has been sentenced to death and thus death penalty practiced, there is nothing that can be done to undo the punishment if the accused turns out to be innocent.

The History of Capital Punishment in California

One way of settling the issue is to see whether states that don't use capital punishment have been able to find other punishments that enable the state to punish murderers in such a ways as to preserve an orderly and contented society. If such states exist then capital punishment is unnecessary and should be abolished as overly harmful.