thenews.com.pk 19 Sep, 2020 19:30 am

Seeking redressal: Brutal punishments such as hanging and castration may work to assuage will not deter sexual violence

Seeking redressal: Brutal punishments such as hanging and castration may work to assuage will not deter sexual violence
Suggestions of brutal punishments such as hanging and castration may work to assuage collective anger but will not deter sexual violence

In the US, some states punish homicide (murder and other instances of wilful causing of death) with the death penalty.Still, over the year 1980 to 2000, the homicide rate in states with the death penalty has been 48-101 percent higher than in states without the death penalty.After the horrific 2012 rape of a student on a Delhi bus, India introduced the death penalty for instances of rape-cum-murder.If the death penalty and castration do not work to deter crime, why do these continue to come up as popular solutions for the crime time and time again?

This is untrue, and has been proven to be so time and time again, both in Pakistan and elsewhere.This is untrue, and has been proven to be so time and time again, both in Pakistan and elsewhere.

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