Thread: death penalty
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Old May 27 2013, 09:36 PM   #56
MacLeod
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Re: death penalty

Well lets examine if the death peanlty actsas a deterrent

According to Amnesty Intl. Sates with WIth the death penalty have higher murder rates than those who don't.

http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/i...and-deterrence

Yet more stats

http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/dete...r-murder-rates

So the evidence would seem to de-bunk the argument that some use that the death penalty acts as a deterrent. (Of course other factors might have an impact on the murder rates in the differnt states).
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