From: Michael Lorrey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> I thought most studies had shown that brutal public executions don't
>> actually deter people from crime. They just don't believe they are going
>> get caught and when they are, the thought of the punishment means they
>> to be more violent in their attempts to evade capture.
>Hardly. How many murders are there in muslim states vs. non muslim states?
Not sure. Do you have figures? Or even a pointer to where I could do some research?
>> If we are going to dispose of criminals (and I think this is reasonable
>> certain circumstances) something swift and painless would be my preferred
>> method. And in private. We shouldn't be doing it for revenge, we should
>> doing it because the world will be a better place afterwards.
>One less bad genetic sequence at a time, the world gets better with each
You apear to be taking genetic determinism a bit far- there are cultural and social factors involved too.
> It gets even better if that sequence elemination can be used in
>effective propaganda to deter others from making the same mistake.
Unfortunaltely I can't remember where I read the study on the effectiveness of this sort of propaganda but it did seem to show it wasn't effective.