Chapter 1: Introduction
The death penalty is one of the oldest forms of punishments in the world. It was quite popular with colonial powers that enjoyed trampling the rights of the indigenous populations. However as time progressed, especially after the second world war the popular opinion was that the death penalty was barbaric. Several countries rewrote their laws to allow this punishment only for extremely rare cases of brutality or for traitors. The United States and her laws were most sought after during this period. Several European countries framed their laws to resemble the American natural law.
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