Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Punishment Fitting For The Crime?

A Saudi court of cassation upheld a ruling to behead and crucify a 22-year-old man convicted of raping five children and leaving one of them to die in the desert, newspapers reported on Tuesday.

You can read the rest here.

Some questions:
-Do you think this punishment is fitting for the crimes committed?
-Do you think such punishment deters others from such crimes?
-Statistically, does harsher punishment produce a desired end goal?

1 comment:

Tim said...

I'm not sure I believe the punishment is fitting for the crimes. If anything, I think he's getting off too easy.