Ethics of Death Penalty

  • Aparajita Banerjee
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  • Aparajita Banerjee

    Student at the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, India.

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Given its serious implications, investigating the ethical aspects of the death penalty is imperative. It prompts us to think about concerns such as - What is the value of human life? What is the government's role in imposing the death penalty? Furthermore, the death penalty being a complex and controversial issue raises questions about the criminal justice system's impartiality, fairness, and biases. Understanding these difficulties of justice and human rights in our society requires an examination into its moral intricacies. The purpose of this study is to critically examine the ethical underpinnings of the death penalty, with particular attention to its justification in light of retributive and deterrent theories, its implications for justice and human rights, and its potential for application in discriminatory ways. The research aims to offer insights into such complexities and investigate alternatives like life in prison and restorative justice ultimately advocating for a fair and equitable justice that focuses on healing, reconciliation, and repairing harm rather than solely punishing offenders.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 1242 - 1253


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