Capital punishment for drug offenders in Malaysia: balancing between human rights and utilitarian rationales / Aizuddin Sapian ...[et al.]

Sapian, Aizuddin and Abdul Manaf, Azman and Zainal Abidin, Siti Aisyah and Mustafa, Nurmifatul Shuhadah (2009) Capital punishment for drug offenders in Malaysia: balancing between human rights and utilitarian rationales / Aizuddin Sapian ...[et al.]. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

Abstract

Many countries in Asia, including Malaysia, impose the death penalty for nonviolent crimes, including drug related crimes. Capital punishment is irrevocable and can be inflicted on the innocent. It has never been shown to deter crime more effectively than other punishments. Every death sentence is an affront to human dignity, every execution a symptom of, not a solution to, a culture of violence. However, the government holds a different view. It reserves the death penalty for those who carry, say, above fifteen grammes of heroin because of the harm that they would have had on the populace, if the drug had been disseminated. This reservation strengthens the government's stand on the import of dangerous quantities of drugs. It is a message to the drug offenders, who would always attempt to maximise their profits by carrying more drugs on each trip, not to entertain such ideas. It is prevention within deterrence, minimising the damage. It is a sort of damage control.

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Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
Creators:
Creators
Email / ID Num.
Sapian, Aizuddin
2007287216
Abdul Manaf, Azman
2007266982
Zainal Abidin, Siti Aisyah
2007294482
Mustafa, Nurmifatul Shuhadah
2007294522
Contributors:
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Name
Email / ID Num.
Thesis advisor
Faruqi, Shad Salem (Prof. Emeritus)
UNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > Drug habits. Drug abuse
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > Criminology > Crimes and offenses > Offenses against public morals
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Programme: Bachelor in Legal Studies (Hons)
Keywords: drug, death penalty, malaysia
Date: 2009
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/32898
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