Report No. 35
Objects of Capital Punishment
Topic Number 21
Objects of capital punishment
276. Objects of capital punishment.-
We may now proceed to an examination of the objects of Capital Punishment.
For convenience of reference, these objects, as suggested in the literature on the subject, may be enumerated as follows:-
(iv) Avoidance of lynching, and private revenge;
(v) Disapprobation by the public;
(vi) Atonement by the offender.
Of these, the first two are those most frequently put forth, and subjected to approval or disapproval.