A very common question is, "should there be a death sentence?" I was brought up to defend the opinion that the government cannot do something that it itself considers illegal, unlawful and immoral. Which makes perfect sense, until you put things in perspective.
What is the point of laws and rules in a society? Surely, to make that society functional. Now, with that in mind, wouldn't it be more effective to dispose of criminals of major offenses (For now, let's say, murder, multiple or not) once and for all, eliminating the danger of escape from correctional facilities, and reducing the need for space in said facilities, and so, the need for more staff, which in turn lessens the chance of said staff getting injured, possibly mortally, from said criminals?
Afterall, if you imagine a society where torture, murder and theft is the norm, wouldn't an act of goodwill be considered illegal?
So, with that in mind, the question I want to ask is, should we uphold what is ethical and morally right in our current society and what is accepted as the norm by the majority of the populace, or should we ignore ethical barriers (you can put the word barriers is quotation marks if you like) in favor of what "works best" and what would make society more effective and functional?