Many of so-called post-mortem photos are either illustrations to
go along with a magazine story, or for a set of novelty cards
(‘”naughty” or otherwise), etc.; the stands were not used to hold up corpses, but to steady the breathing, shifting, living subjects to avoid that motion blur. Likewise, most of what is termed “Victorian” era post-mortem (photos, clothing, jewelry) falls outside of the actual reign of Queen Victoria (on either side), and most people simply don’t know any better.
Another argument raised against the death penalty stems from the irreversible nature of the punishment. In this regard, Bradley (488) asserts that the death penalty is vulnerable to cases associated with wrongful executions and provides no room to review the conviction. In this regard, Bradley suggests alternative forms of punishment with equal severity such as life imprisonment without parole. These alternative forms of punishment provide reasonable grounds for the death penalty to be abolished. For instance, life imprisonment without parole is equally severe and addresses the loopholes associated with the death penalty such as wrongful convictions.