Ten Shocking Extreme Punishments for Crimes



5. Electric Chair

A shocking way to kill criminals (sorry). This popular US method of frying really bad criminals came under a lot of criticism in the 1990s, after a number of botched attempts led people to ask how humane this method really was.

6. Mutilation

This is the act of removing or permanently disfiguring body parts, and the only punishment on this list unlikely to end in death. Some countries under Islamic law will still remove a thieves hand if caught.