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Is the death penalty a good idea? If so, for which type/s of crime..

Is the death penalty a good idea? If so, for which type/s of crime..

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    Jun 10 2011: While it might be, theoretically, the appropriate solution in some cases, I don't think we have the means to distinguish between which convicts deserve death and which one should live. We already can't reliably detect which ones need psychological care, so deciding on the death of someone is way too much for our current means and methods.
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      Jun 11 2011: Timothy...............I tend to agree with your evaluation. I would suppose that most of the "pro people" would say why waste the money to keep him/her around. That really doesn't sound reasonable to me. How do you value life in terms of money? I saw an interview with both Jeffrey Dahmer and his father present. It seemed an in-depth talk with no one condemning JD and he was very honest in telling how he started his pathological journey. Some things just do not make sense.

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