unknown@wiki 【EC】death penalty


In the past when heinous crimes were committed, the commonsense answer was , "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth"- philosophy. In other words, "if you kill by the sword, you die by the sword"- Revenge and retribution. But these days, the question of innocence or guilt, as well as the question of morality or immorality has fallen into the hands of the law, the judgment of the juries and the experience of judges. Thus, the question of whether we should punish a criminal with the electric chair, the gas chamber, or lethal injection or other capital punishment is something we should ponder on seriously.The life of man is no longer put in the hands of God, but in man's.

Vocabularies used:

Heinous- deeply criminal
Ponder- to consider carefully
Retribution- punishment
deny criminals the chance to reform
judging // judgment // judicial decision // judicial verdict // juridical decision // ruling // sentence


What can you say about capital punishment?

Capital punisument is a must.
Its the most effective deterrent for crimes.
abolished capital punishment
should not be removed
Do you agree with that?
ironical paradox

What are the issues about capital punishment in Japan?

civilized country
the criminal's right to life.
the death penalty is a more effective deterrent than life imprisonment
. Among countries around the world, all European (except Belarus) and many Pacific Area states (including Australia, New Zealand and Timor Leste), and Canada have abolished capital punishment. In Latin America, most states have completely abolished the use of capital punishment, while some countries, however, like Brazil, allow for capital punishment only in exceptional situations, such as treason committed during wartime. The United States, Guatemala, most of the Caribbean and the majority of democracies in Asia (e.g. Japan and India) and Africa (e.g. Botswana and Zambia) retain it.
bring back to life // come back from the grave // come back to life // come to life (again) // live again // return to life // rise from one's grave // rise from the dead
judicial branch of government
【他動】administer // enforce // implement

keep in a jail
productive activity
deadly poison // deleterious drug // poison // poison agent // poison schedule A // poisonous chemical // poisonous drug // toxicant