The arguments against are many, familiar and valid: no judicial system is free from error; there is always a risk that an innocent person will be executed; it does not deter crime; it is objectively cruel and inhumane; and it denies an offender the possibility of rehabilitation. I could go on.
- Brisbane Times
But this week, for the first time in a long time, I paused to think as newspaper columnists and callers to radio programs kicked off an inevitable call to bring it back.
The furore follows…