Death Penalty Debate

US State Plans To Reinstate 'Wild West-Style' Executions

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK

Utah's state government has voted to resume firing squad executions while the state struggles with a nationwide shortage of lethal injection drug pent...

Push Button Death - The Modern Myth of Capital Punishment

Ian Middleton | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK
Ian Middleton

Execution by whatever method can't ever be free of such unintended consequences, and denying their impact on the death penalty debate merely amplifies the suffering that the original crime began.

Final Meals on Death Row Reveal New Thinking on Obesity

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Perhaps a unique way of getting at the answer to this question - what our true consumption desires are - is to examine what people choose to eat for their last meal. What would you choose to eat if all concerns over your body image, cholesterol and mortality were removed completely?

'We Must Rid The World Of The Death Penalty'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

European leaders have called on the US, Japan and other nations to "completely abolish" the death penalty, calling the penalty "contrary to the fundam...

Export Ban For UK Drug Used For Lethal Injections In US Penal System

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK

The UK is to ban the export of the drug propofol, a heavy-duty anaesthetic, which is to be used in the United States for the lethal injection of inmat...

Death and Democracy: the Right to Vote a Life Away

Kerry Ann Akers | Posted 07.10.2011 | UK Politics
Kerry Ann Akers

Capital punishment discourse is complex and not reducible to an opinion poll or law and order debate, it is farther reaching than that and has the capability to effect the fundamental power dynamic between individuals and the government.

Guido's Capital Punishment Petition: An Opportunity

Dr Lynette Nusbacher | Posted 06.10.2011 | UK Politics
Dr Lynette Nusbacher

The rope tempts us to think of simple solutions to complicated questions of crime and punishment. Let it also bring us to a discussion of better ways to reform, punish and protect.