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The Death Penalty in Australia

Summary: Argues against the use of the death penalty in Australia. Gives a history of capital punishment in Australia. Explores reasons why it should not be instituted.
Australia, as well as many other countries, has abolished capital punishment. In fact, the last person to be executed in Australia was Ronald Joseph Ryan, who was hung at Pentridge Prison, Victoria, in 1967. Since the abolition of the death penalty in Australia, in 1973, there has not been a significant rise in the rates of homicide and murder. The past, present and future potential for human error could well mean that victims of the death penalty may be proven innocent at a later date when it is too late to reverse or shorten the sentence. The proven fact is that the majority of murderers who have served life imprisonment do not re-offend. Unfortunately, people who are sentenced to death are often victims of discrimination or political influence. Therefore, the death penalty is riddled with problems and has a hugely detrimental effect upon society.

Most western countries have abolished the...

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