UK History of Capital Punishment
In this documentary by the BBC it takes a close look at the history of the death penalty and the public’s overriding that despite it being finally abolished in 1969 it should be reinstated.
The question most often asked is whether the death penalty is a deterrent and whilst some purport to have evidence to the contrary the majority opinion is that such is irrelevant for what the death penalty ultimately does is to prevent a person from reoffending.
There are of course sound arguments on both sides of the debate; watch the video and then have your say.
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