Sunday, June 10, 2007

Studies Say Death Penalty Deters Crime

I don't suppose it would be too much to trot out the old "if it saves one life argument" eh?

Associated Press
[...]What gets little notice, however, is a series of academic studies over the last half-dozen years that claim to settle a once hotly debated argument - whether the death penalty acts as a deterrent to murder. The analyses say yes. They count between three and 18 lives that would be saved by the execution of each convicted killer[...]

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