Stoning: A Form Of Capital Punishment

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Women have been victims of injustice for hundreds of years, but in Pakistan there is a particular form of torture that stands out amongst them all. Stoning is a form of capital punishment known to Pakistan, where a group of people throw stones at a man or women until he or she dies. Unfortunately, women are more often subjected to this form of punishment than men because of their status in society. Stoning is considered a form of execution by torture because it is a lot slower than other forms of execution. In other countries like Afghanistan and Iraq, stoning has been declared illegal, but it is still being practice extra judicially which means it is beyond the action or authority of the court. In modern times, allegations of stoning are …show more content…
There are historical reports of stoning from Ancient Greece. It is also mentioned in Ancient Greek mythology. For example, Oedipus asked to be stoned to death when he learns that he had killed his father. This shows how dated this form of punishment is. Imagine walking in your local park and all of your friends and neighbours were there for the main event. The woman is buried in the ground and everyone is circled around her. Piles of stones are left ready to be thrown at her. The irony is that they are punishing a woman for committing a crime by committing another crime. How are you preventing crime by committing another crime in the …show more content…
If there is anything we have learned, it’s that the death penalty in the United States does not help deter criminals from committing crimes. “On balance, the evidence suggests that the death penalty may increase the murder rate although it remains possible that the death penalty may decrease it. If capital punishment does decrease the murder rate, any decrease is likely small. In light of this evidence, is it wise to spend millions on a process with no demonstrated value that creates at least some risk of executing innocents when other proven crime-fighting measures exist?” (Dezhbakhsh, Rubin & Shepherd, n.d.). This shows that evidence that the death penalty as a form of capital punishment can actually increase the murder rate, which is the exact opposite. Nationally in the United States, murder rates are actually significantly lower in the states that do not use the death penalty than in those that do use the Death Penalty as a form of Capital Punishment by as much as 46%. In a 2008 survey, police chiefs from across the country ranked the use of the death penalty at the bottom of the list of effective crime fighting tools (Deathpenaltyinfo.org, 2015). On the other hand, people also argue that this form of punishment can be effective. For example it is argued that it leaves no sympathy for

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