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Deterrence and the Death Penalty (CLAJ) 2012

 

Many studies of the past few decades have sought to determine whether the death penalty has any deterrent effect on homicide rates.  Researchers have reached widely varying, even contradictory, conclusions.  Against this backdrop, the committee was asked to assess whether the available evidence provides a scientific basis for answering questions of if and how the death penalty affects homicide rates.

 
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