Re: death penalty in star trek
How so? An ever-larger percentage of humanity is supporting it nowadays... And in absolute terms, it has more supporters than at any other point in history.
But our view of an enlightened society (i.e. 23rd century Federation) has changed. I think you'd struggle to think of a society as near utopian as the Federation that kills its criminals.
Soon oh soon the light, Pass within and soothe this endless night, And wait here for you, Our reason to be here...