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7) Discuss whether death penalty is justified for gruesome crimes like rape?

Topic:Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics

7) Discuss whether death penalty is justified for gruesome crimes like rape?

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Why this question

Each time a heinous crime occurs which shakes the conscience of society, rape penalty becomes a heavily debated topic. This issue is important both for GS4 as well as Essay.

 

Key demand of the question

The question wants us to analyze the pros and cons of death penalty and present our opinion as the question explicitly asks whether death penalty is justified.

 

Directive word

Discuss – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

 

STructure of the answer

Introduction – Talk about how gruesome crimes shakes the conscience of the society and renews debate over death penalty.

 

Body – First discuss the points in favour, thereafter points against death penalty. Quote from JS Verma committee report, LCI reports and others to bolster your stand.

 

Conclusion –  conclusion based on well thought out reasons on what should be the future of death penalty.