Lecture 37-Early Punishments

Lecture 37-Early Punishments - Early Punishments Topical...

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Early Punishments We start where we left off with capital punishment and chemical castration… We will then move on to our discussion of early punishments in chapter 12 In addition to your text, we will draw heavily upon the Internet for graphic images that lend insight and clarity to the issues at hand…
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Early Punishments Capital punishment is the most punitive of all punishments…and a capital offense is one that, if found guilty, the offender faces the possibility of death Throughout history, people have been put to death in a variety of ways and for a variety of crimes…
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Early Punishments During the Davidic monarchy…biblical Israel instituted stoning convicts to death…and the community could participate. To add to the deterrent effect, the body of the slain would be impaled on a post at the city gate…for all to see.
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Early Punishments Around 200 BC, the Greeks restricted death through the use of poison, from the Hemlock tree. The Romans were more versatile: Beheading was used most…but the law allowed for Arsonists to be burned alive Suspected witches could be clubbed to death
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Early Punishments Runaway slaves were strangled A variety of offenders could be drawn and quartered First the prisoner was drawn (dragged) to the place of execution…then he was hanged. .Cut down while still alive, he was disembowelled and his entrails burned
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