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Capital Punishment: Death penalty

As you may know, the death penalty has not existed in Canada since the late 60's, it does however still exist in the US, and I'm wondering if people think it is an effective means of controlling crime.
Do you think capital punishment deters criminals?
Yes
No
Undecided
Do you think as a developed society the government, through the justice system, has the right to inflict the ultimate punishment?
Yes
No
Undecided
Which of the following seems like the most appropriate punishment for a convicted murderer?
Yes
No
Death
Life in prison with parole
Life in prison without parole
Forced labour for life
Life in solitary confinement
Undecided
Who (if anybody) should be subjected to the death penalty?
Nobody
Child-killers
Serial-killers
Sex-killers
Any killer
Cold-blooded murderers
First degree murderers only
First and Second degree murderers
Someone Convicted of manslaughter
Someone Convicted of multiple murderers
Someone who is totally unrepentant for their crime after a lengthy period of time.
Undecided
How (if at all) should the death penalty be inflicted?
Not inflicted
Hanging
Firing squad
Electrocution
Decapitation
Gas chamber
Various other disgusting methods used throughout history
Undecided
If the death penalty were to be inflicted, should it be done publicly or privately?
Publicly
Privately
Undecided
Do you consider it barbarous to kill murderer?
Yes
No
Do you think that the length of time the death-row appeals process takes should be reduced?
Yes
No
Undecided
What would it take for you not to consider the killing of a murderer barbarous?
Nothing, its always barbarous
Conviction
Lack of repentance
Other
This poll was created on 2003-06-20 22:39:31 by pollmaster8237