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The Deterrent Effect: From An a priori Logic

  • Zoltan J. TothEmail author
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Abstract

The deterrent effect of the death penalty is one of the most important issues of the debate over capital punishment. While retentionists assume that the death penalty has the greatest deterrent effect of all possible criminal sanctions, abolitionists deem most murder cases are those that cannot be affected by the threat of the penalty of death. This chapter goes around these aspects, also giving place to the counter-arguments of the two sides.

Keywords

Deterrent effect Murder types Crimes of passion Premeditation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Legal History and JurisprudenceKároli Gáspár UniversityBudapestHungary

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