Death Penalty For Child Rapist?

Posted on June 26, 2008. Filed under: Social Issues | Tags: , , , , |

It is a very heinous and cruel crime to rape an innocent and young child and such predators or paedophiles should receive the full punishment from the law of the land which befits this act of violence and violations of human rights.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday banned the death penalty for people convicted of raping a child.

In the 5-4 decision, the court ruled that executing someone convicted of child rape violates the ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

Do you agree with the Supreme court’s decision?

I would term it as a fair and appropriate decision because it was only a rape and if it caused the death of the child , then the death penalty for the perpetrator.

In the UK , a rape offense merits from 2 to 6 years imprisonment and it is so lenient there. In Malaysia, it is 18 or 20 years and six strokes of the cane .

The ruling overturns laws in six states that allowed the death penalty for the rape of a child and commutes the death sentences of two men on death row in Louisiana to life in prison.

If the Supreme court allows the death penalty for child rape, the judges will have their hands tight and less severe cases will suffer . Most child rapes are perpetrated by relatives and if it is the death penalty , the child may not want to testify .

Jailing them may not be the answer as when they come out of prison , they may repeat their crimes. Others have suggested chemical castrations of their sex organs.

No matter what the punishments are , there are still children being rape against their will. It is a very dastardly action and only the severest punishment be meted out to them.

Reference and thanks to ;-

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91878805

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