Execution has often been praised as a warning to others, but with the emergence of the police as a viable deterrent to crime, is it still necessary? The death penalty is still legal in 78 countries and over 2,000 people are executed every year. This video asks whether the tabloid portrayal of some murderers as monsters has influenced how they are punished. Does vengeance underpin public expectations of punishment in the 21st century?
Production Year: 2004
Duration: 54 min
Series: Crime and Punishment
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