Regarding the recent controversy over the death penalty in China, what is the best deterrent /punishment for cases such as murder,rape ect. Is it life means life or is it more humane for the State to execute. Personally I`m for the death penalty although I don`t think it`s a deterrent,although it does stop re-offending. I don`t which would be a greater deterrent,being told you will spend the rest of your life in jail or being executed. Your thoughts,please.