In the modern age of science, space, and technology, capital punishment looks quite absurd and cruel. Gone are the days when it worked as a deterrent for the prevention of big crimes. In my opinion, now we need not send the big criminals to gallows. Rather we should send them to reformatories and treat them psychologically. No offender has ever been a born criminal. Circumstances- and situations make them indulge in crimes. Nobody wants to De a criminal Ana undergo punishment and face death sentence in some cases. By understanding the psychology of criminals we can bring about a fundamental change in their activities, life style, thinking and behaviour. After all, they are human beings like us and need love, sympathy, understanding, affection and care. If they get these, they would change overnight into gentle and valuable human- beings and citizens. What is required is human and psychological approach.