Death Penalty in Jordan between Abolition and Retention
Ahmed Al-Nuemat, Asma Ghnaimat

This article addressed death penalty in national legislations; the opinions about the penalty have been divided into two trends: Calling for its abolition due to cruciality as well as the impossibility to return after execution in case of error when judged, whereas the other trend stipulates that this penalty is fair and suits the seriousness of the committed crime, in addition to the criminal who is being too dangerous by committing such crime, and there is no hope to reform him. At the end of the article, we have realised that it was not possible and unacceptable to abolish the death penalty; it was punishable for the most serious crimes because it was commensurate with the harm it had caused, nor could there be an alternative punishment for execution and appropriate to the committed act. But the imposition of punishment must be restricted to the extent of the most serious crimes, not imposed against political offenses, and the maximum guarantees must be followed to limit the error in judgment or execution.

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