Atty. Joel Arzaga of the UA&P School of Law and Governance recently penned a piece for BusinessWorld entitled The death penalty’s legal, empirical and scientific hurdles. In it, he writes: “The reimposition of the death penalty would usher in a form of cruel, inhuman, and degrading punishment proscribed by the Constitution, outlawed and condemned by the international community as a poor, outdated, and ineffective way of administering justice, which only serves to perpetuate a cycle of violence.
“The case for death penalty is further dampened by the absence of any objective, empirical, and scientifically verifiable study that shows it has the effect of deterring criminal behavior or decreasing criminal propensity.”
Read the entire piece here.