Would just inform the population of the law and it would be afraid so much to never commit a crime again.
It is unfortunate that there are those who commit crimes out of passion and care less of the possible repercussions.
A year earlier, there were approximately 721 homicide cases committed in the country (Chandlier, 1976).
In 2001, Canada had a total of 554 cases of homicide which translated to a 23% decline in homicides committed before the abolition of the death penalty punishment.
It is greatly assumed that the great fear of receiving such punishment or justice can deter murder or other crimes that deserve this form of punishment.
If this were true, then people would not do drugs, speed on highways because of the fear of being prosecuted.
The American society of criminology, The Academy of Criminal of criminal justice and the law and society association carried out a survey concerning thee capital punishment.
A large majority of those that were interviewed believed that the punishment is not a proven deterrence method to homicide.
If the death penalty was for sure a form of deterrence, then it can be questioned why there were 167 more cases of homicide that were committed when the country had enforced the death penalty.
In 1999, 5.7 million homicides in every 100 00 people were recorded, while the rate of homicide in the U.