Reference of Deterrent Theory in Capital Punishment

27 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2009

Date Written: December 18, 2009


Deterrence plays a vital role in acheiving the end of punishment. The concept of deterrence effect in capital punishment has accelerated the debatesabout its abolition or retention. As per few jurists capital punishment does deter and for others it does not . Paper gives a conceptual overview of the deterrence theory which becomes the focal point and basis of the existence of death sentence in various statutory books. Retention of Deah Sentence in the statutory book causes no harm till used judiciously and excuted timely expelling all the arbitrariness.

Keywords: capital punishment, deterrence

Suggested Citation

Walia, Ivneet Kaur, Reference of Deterrent Theory in Capital Punishment (December 18, 2009). Available at SSRN: or

Ivneet Kaur Walia (Contact Author)

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