編按:2014年5月「鄭傑捷運隨機殺人」事件除了讓民眾對加害人氣憤不已外、內心更是對社會氣氛感到失望與不安;兩年後的今天,3月28日一起「內湖女童斷頭案」,更讓「死刑」議題再次被大家討論。關於「死刑」是否該存在,各國人怎麼看?

有些人會覺得「死刑」是必須的,有些人必須要勒死
Some people think death penalty is a must. Some have to be hanged.

有些人覺得「死刑」是不必須的!因為他們需要憐憫
Some people think death penalty is not neccessary! Because they need mercy.

1.義大利

In Italy, there is no death penalty,
義大利沒有死刑

but there are a lot of people think that death penalty is fair.
但不少人認為死刑是公平的

2.法國

In France, there is no death penalty.
在法國沒有死刑

I think death penalty is not neccessary. It’s my opinion, because, if someone did crime really really bad.
我個人覺得死刑不必要,因為如果他犯的罪很重大

Maybe death penalty is too easy, too fast.
也許死刑太快就結束了!

Maybe it’s better to put him in jail forever, and to let him suffer.
也許讓他在牢裡蹲一輩子的煎熬才比較好

3.巴拿馬

Well, I think that death penalty is not like a good method.
我不覺得死刑是個好方法

If there is no such method as death penalty,
但是如果沒有死刑

there will be a lot of bad people outside and they can do whatever they want.
那就沒有什麼可以約束壞人去做傷天害理的事了

4.美國

Obviously the death penalty is a very very sensitive subject.
「死刑」很顯然是個很敏感的話題

But in the United States, depending on what State you go to, everybody has their own individual laws and policies.
在美國,不同州都有不同的法律和規定