Consequences And Effects Of Capital Punishment In South Africa

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Capital punishment is the legal authorization of state sanctioned execution as punishment for a crime through various means; electrocution, decapitation, lethal injection and hanging. It is seen as a form of ‘retribution’ for the inconvenience of victims and thus need to be compensated for such actions. Capital punishment was set in Australia during the 19th century as used for crimes such as sexual assaults, murder, manslaughter, burglary, forgery, however, during this time the Australian population was still at very minimal numbers in terms of modern day. Since the Australian federation in 1901, only 114 individuals have been executed, identically towards the numbers who have been executed in South Africa during 1984. The last person to have …show more content…
Retribution can be defined as punishment inflicted on person/ persons as vengeance for a wrong or criminal act, hence, within the relation towards the Indonesian situation, the act of drug trafficking. With there no actual victims but rather only potential victims, it is seen in Indonesia that a large amount of individuals are associated with drug use and in comparison to the extent of drug trafficking, the gap in the form of punishment is drastic. The factor of rehabilitation costs also play a factor in the extent that capital plays a role to achieve justice, as victims of drug abuse will need to be provided with forms of rehabilitating through the government. Hence, the use of capital punishment being enforced can maintain and restrict conduct relating to drugs within Indonesia. The government plans to rehabilitate 100,000 drug uses each year, in context of services such as psychosocial treatment, counselling, testing of HIV and much other programs, and with the intention of hopefully decreasing crime rates from happening that involves …show more content…
As Australia’s legal system is founded on the concept of ‘an eye for an eye’, which is the fact that punishment enforced is proportionate towards the crime. With this legal system, Australian societies views capital punishment as ‘uncivilised’ and thus seeks for a more responsive alternative, allowing the offender to rehabilitate before returning back into society. However, in the Indonesian society, the difference in context and current problems as a state differs, which mainly consists of criminal behaviour in relation to drug abuse. The penalty of death is applied in order to remedy such a predicament that Indonesia faces, being one of the most influenced states in drug trafficking. As there are no victims within such an act, the use of potential death of victims is a determining factor in the verdict to pass such a judgement, in order to seek

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