A convict is awarded death sentence for murdering a girl from North East. It was a racial attack. She was gruesomely murdered. Minutes before his hanging, the criminal asked the jail authorities if getting hanged is very painful. The official told him that it is not that painful. The convict is hanged as per the procedure. What ethical issues do you see above? Give your opinion. In the light of this, critically examine various arguments for and against capital punishment. Do you think that capital punishment is ethical, even if the convict is sentenced for a gruesome crime.


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A convict is awarded death sentence for murdering a girl from North East. It was a racial attack. She was gruesomely murdered. Minutes before his hanging, the criminal asked the jail authorities if getting hanged is very painful. The official told him that it is not that painful. The convict is hanged as per the procedure. What ethical issues do you see above? Give your opinion. In the light of this, critically examine various arguments for and against capital punishment. Do you think that capital punishment is ethical, even if the convict is sentenced for a gruesome crime.


 

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