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Analysis whether executions should be shown on television

By watching public executionsâ?"that can be viewed via television or Webcastâ?"people can see the consequence of what will happen if they commit a similar criminal act. What are some of the potential positives and negatives of public executions?

Provide a functional analysis of public execution by exploring this issue from the perspective of the following categories of people affected by them:

The offender who will face the public execution.

The impact on the victim's family who will watch the offender be executed.

The impact on the offender's family who will watch a family member be executed.

The effect on the public.

The effect on potential violent criminals who may commit the same type of crime for which the offender is being publicly executed.

In addition, analyze whether the purpose of justice implicit in the death sentence is served through public executions.

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What are some of the potential positives and negatives of public executions?

I cannot highlight many potential positives for public executions because I am an opponent of the death penalty, but those who are proponents of this form of justice would suggest that future criminals could be deterred from committing similar crimes in relation to the person executed. I do find many negative consequences of public executions including the exposure to many people in society to violence conducted by the state. Violence begets violence in my opinion; therefore, public executions facilitate an acceptance of violence in society that could lead to further violent acts being committed by the public.

Provide a functional analysis of public execution by exploring this issue from the perspective of the following categories of people affected by them:

The offender who will face the public execution.

The offender will be the person with the least autonomy in a public execution because their most difficult moment in their life will be made into a public spectacle. The fear of death that is tantamount the human condition will be magnified with the reality that the offender is being killed by the state for public viewing. I believe that if I were the person being executed it would be akin to ...

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