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Deterrence and the death penalty

  • Professional Resources
  • 1 Nov 2022

The most common justification for the retention of the death penalty among the minority of states that continue to sentence to death and execute individuals who are found guilty of committing certain serious offences is a belief that this punishment has a unique deterrent effect.

The Death Penalty Project produced this resource on deterrence and the death penalty. Download or view the document online.

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