What I said is that most crimes are committed by people who don't think they'll be caught, or who are acting in the heat of passion. Therefore the threat of harsh punishment is not much of a deterrent to crime.<quoted text>You suggested that harsher punishment does not prevent recidivism when, in fact, it does.
There are too many murderers who don't do their entire life sentence and get out only to murder again. Execution would have prevented that. Being babied while they are incarcerated does not remove their baser enjoyment at murdering other people. Once a killer, always a killer.
You changed the subject.
I do agree with you that the dead don't commit too many crimes. This even includes people who have died a natural death.