CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

PURPOSE

OF PENAL LAW NECESSITY OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IN INDIA FORMS OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT ARGUMENTS REGARDING CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

PURPOSE OF PENAL LAW 1. 3. THEORY OF RETRIBUTION THEORY OF DETERENCE THEORY OF REFORMATION . 2.

Stoning to death take their source .Theory Of ³Retribution´ ³An Eye For Eye And Tooth For A Tooth´  Oldest theory of criminal law  Based on the idea of ³revenge´ The theory states thatµ A criminal must suffer the same damage/loss/pain that he has inflicted through his crime on a victimµ  Beheading.

Theory of ³DETTERRENCE´ ³Its Not Worth Committing The Crime´ The theory states that´ All punishment must be such as to deter( prevent/discourage/ instill fear/intimidate/stop) a person from committing a crime/offence´ .

Theory of ³REFORMATION´ ³Punish The Sin. The theory states thatµ Every criminal can be reformed or tuned away from his criminal intent/character and molded to become productive and positive members of societyµ . Not The Sinner´  Modern and most humane theory  ³Prison system´ takes place based on this theory.

which is deliberately planned and executed and which shocks the principles of court.WHY CAPITAL PUNISHMENT?? Capital punishment or the death penalty is the execution of a convicted criminal by the state as punishment for crimes known as capital crime/offenses. It is awarded in rarest of rare cases where the crime is most heinous. .

 .Capital punishment is to To discourage ³vigilante justice´  To deter the commission of serious crime  To provide the victim or relations of victim a sense of complete justice( legally)  To reduce the rate of crime.

no execution In August 2004.country¶s first execution since 1995 of Dhananjoy Chatterjee First execution in West Bengal since 1993 was of Kartik Sil and Sukumar Burman.  .40 executions Between 1995 and 2004.CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IN INDIA Capital punishment is legal in India  According to SC of India it is used in rarest of rare cases  Between 1975 and 1991.  India allows state governors and president to grant clemency.

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