- Mar 7, 2020
Caned? No.. we dumped corporal punishment too, for better or worse?
Punishment is how some see it. Personally I see that kind of ‘an eye for an eye’ as uncivilised and barbaric (tho I’d think differently if it were mine who were victims).Don't get me wrong, I am not necessarily opposed to capital punishment. But, it is a punishment NOT a deterrent.
That's a capital explanation, with correct use of capital letters, writing this from my bunk here in one of HM Navy's capital warships, before I go and check how much capital I have as we're docking in one of the World's capital cities soon..I believe it comes from the Latin word for the head and initially referred to death by beheading.
In Victorian times 90 percent of murderers had witnessed a public execution.After getting out of service I took some college courses in the early 70's. Did a research paper on Capital Punishment, I came to the conclusion that the death penalty dose not deter crime but dose cut down on repeat offenders.