Unformatted text preview: an offender deserves and his victim has the right to impose suffering on the offender equal to that which he imposed on the victim. 6. He rejects it, because he argues that some degrees of cruelty are monstrous. A proportional retribution should be taken. Also at times it would be morally wrong to impose some punishment, and refraining from doing horrible things signifies civilizing. If the reduction of horrible things we do to our fellows is an advance in civilization as long as our lives are not made more dangerous than there is no injustice. 7. Execution is as horrible as torture, because a person is subject to the power of another and experiences intense pain (emotional pain). 8. He argues that the probability of the death penalty although more frightening isn’t a bigger deterrent than life imprisonment. It does not follow that the more feared penalty will deter more than the less feared....
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- Spring '07