In the past capital punishment was used for many crimes. The Bible, for example, prescribed death for at least 30 crimes. During the Middle Ages capital punishment was especially popular. Burning alive, hanging, beheading, stoning to death, drawing and quartering were quite common. Today death penalty is used only for some crimes, most commonly for treason, murder, armed robbery and kidnapping.
Have the punishments become milder in our times?
- The punishments in the past were as severe as today
- The capital punishment is used more often now than in old times
- Yes, they have. Now capital punishment is used only for the most serious crimes
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