Scenario 6
The gray nation has a critical food shortage. Unemployment is high and many citizens are starving. As a result of the hunger, citizens have resorted to violent crimes such as robbery, looting, etc. to feed themselves and their families. The gray nation recognizes that hunger is causing this rise in crime, but they are unable to provide adequate welfare to ensure the citizens are fed. In the meantime, they have enacted laws that require convicted thieves’ right arm amputated after the first offense and the death penalty for the second offense in hopes of discouraging such actions by their citizens.

Is this an effective solution? If not, what solution would be better?