"Is the death penalty morally justifiable within modern British Society"

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I am undertaking a Criminology based EPQ and was wondering if anybody knew the details/name of any specialists whom I could contact in order to ask some questions. I would like professional perspective on how justifiable the Death Penalty could be in modern society.
> This could include Criminologists/ Psychologists etc etc.
> Not limited to British Professionals however, if anyone happens to know some English specialists residing around the midlands, that would be extremely helpful?

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I am undertaking a Criminology based EPQ and was wondering if anybody knew the details/name of any specialists whom I could contact in order to ask some questions. I would like professional perspective on how justifiable the Death Penalty could be in modern society.
> This could include Criminologists/ Psychologists etc etc.
> Not limited to British Professionals however, if anyone happens to know some English specialists residing around the midlands, that would be extremely helpful?

Thank you xx
What kind of specialist would you need to be to have a valid position on the death penalty? Especially if you are after a moral position, because morality is subjective and not determined by specific academic fields.
The practical issue is very simple - because absolute certainty in the verdict is not possible, any absolute punishment cannot be justified.
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I was hoping for a criminologist’s perspective. That is the complexity when researching a topic like this one but criminologists or psychologists could give me a wide angled insight xx
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I was hoping for a criminologist’s perspective. That is the complexity when researching a topic like this one but criminologists or psychologists could give me a wide angled insight xx
But 'moral justification for the death penalty' is not really within the field of criminology. It would just be an individual's personal opinion.

However, it is difficult to see how there could possibly be any justification in executing someone who may be innocent (and that is almost always a possibility) even if you claim that it is justified if guilt as absolutely certain
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