This is a mantra of the anti-capital punishment lobby - but it is a myth.
I am generally against the death penalty for many reasons but I also have issues with predatory paedophiles, Company heads who commit crimes against the general population etc.
Recently here in China a teacher was found guilty of molesting small children in his care The two guys directly responsible for the melamine contamination of milk in China that caused a few deaths and loads of harm to children - were shot.
I now find that I am divided - I can agree wholeheartedly with those sentences, but I am still generally against the death penalty.
Yeah, China has the death penalty, and look at them: they don't have nay child molesters or deadly corporate shortcuts...oh, wait, I got that backward: in spite of their death penalty, China still has child molesters and deadly corporate shortcuts.
The "death penalty" does have a role to play presently, but doesn't if society/humanity is civilized, which it's not. There are plenty of other factors that would need to be addressed, such as how it should be applied/used and what specifics are needed to rate such a sentence.
Absolute certainty? I'm not going to get into a debate about the innocent person going to prison or about the number of innocent people who have been executed.
That will just be non-productive. The effects on the executioner? I think you're stuck in the old days John, especially if you want to look it from that person's perspective. In today's world, people will take a job that they do not want, so whether or not, the person wants it, isn't much of a factor.
However, we are off-topic regardless. You're arguing/discussing from a UK perspective and I'm from the USA, and the topic here is China. So, I'll leave it as is here.
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