The only problem with the rape part is there is a lot of grey area with rape. Clearly someone kidnapping/pouncing on another person and forcing themselves on the other person has no grey area. But the rest of the rape spectrum is about 10,000 shades of grey. Each case is unique and to establish an iron clad law saying you will be put to death for doing it will get some innocent people killed.
Thats why I said in cases where there is no question, but I can understand what you mean but the fact remains I simply have no mercy or pity toward rapists or pedophiles, murderers are a grey area for me since theres alot of murder that can be justified one way or the other so for me that sentencing is more about the reason for the murder.
When the Devil is to busy
And Death's a bit to much
They call on me by name you see, for my special touch
To the gentleman I'm Ms. Forture
To the ladies I'm Sir Prize
But call me by any name, any way it's all the same