I think killing someone intentionally should be immediate death penalty.
It would be better for community because murder rates would probably go down a lot.
on the other hand it's not good for individuals.
when he baits for kills or cheats
Death penalty for the following crimes:
-Pedophilia (Under age of 12)
- Manslaughter in connection to another crime (eg: accidentally killing someone while robbing a bank).
-Attempt of murder (deliberate)
-Terrorist attack where lives are lost
-Attempt of terrorist attack where lives would have been lost
when people break in to your house and when your they threat your life.
Ethics would suggest that there is never a justifiable time to kill a human. While many disagree I don't know how logical the reasons can be. Take the context out and by default it is morally wrong to kill another human. You are left with making a decision out of emotion and not out of logic essentially.
That is not how the world works though. We try to use context to make informed decisions on how to punish people for their wrongdoings, accepting in the meantime that a greater good may come out of it.
i.e. you killed someone for killing your family, yet it is wrong to kill someone so while you may be punished it most likely will be far less severe than killing someone at random.
When you think further and further about things, I mean actually think about them it becomes much more difficult to have the same conviction you may have had when you were far less informed. For me it is very difficult to say that killing someone for any reason is justifiable for the simple fact that killing people is wrong, regardless of context.
Think of another example to kind of solidify my point I guess. Imagine your scenario again.
Someone has killed your family. Spouse, children, parents, anyone. They chose to do that, so you kill them for making that choice. You just did the same thing to someone else's family. Does someone just accept that their family dies because they made a terrible choice? Does that give them the right to kill you? What if your family member instigated violence to cause them to be killed? Do you accept that they died then or does it not matter so long as someone killed your family? To me, that is where you see that the line between acceptable and not acceptable starts to blur.
It really is a tough question, but ultimately I think I come to a no. It is never justifiable to kill someone. Would that change if I was in the position? I would hope not but one can never know...
-eye for an eye
-death penalty for rapists
If you ask a moneylender for money and then you pay him all that remains, but even with that he still wanting your money, making an endless debt and start to threat your family if your didn't pay him. For me killing the guy is the only way.
The family should have the right to decide what to do with him but imho capital punishment is expensive and it's easy way out for the criminal. I think it's far better to let him rot in prison for 30+ years then to give him time of the day and waste resources on painlessly killing him with the needle.