More on the Deterrent Effect of the Death Penalty
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If it is difficult, perhaps impossible, to prove statistically—and just as hard to disprove—that the death penalty deters more from capital crimes than available alternative punishments do (such as life imprisonment), why do so many people believe so firmly that the death penalty is a more effective deterrent?
KeywordsDeath Penalty Deterrent Effect Homicide Rate Life Imprisonment Innocent Victim
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