Lethal punishment depends on two approaches: as simple retribution or preventive disincentive to crime. Both assume what critics of the death penalty point out as lacking: an efficient, incorruptible legal system that does not make mistakes.
Page Design: Ralph Bagares
Illustration: Rene Elevera
Editor: Manolo Quezon
Research: Ana Roa with Marielle Medina
Philippine Daily Inquirer Sunday