Take, for example, a country like the United States.
Firstly, the US has a relatively high homicide rate. Secondly, the US might not have enough money to keep large numbers of murderers in prison, as running prisons costs money. Therefore, the number of capital punishments given away by US courts should be high. This is a reasonable expectation.
However, I often see that international NGOs and newspapers often portray this as the reflection of a brutal regime or bad governance.
Why does a high number of capital punishments often attract international criticism?