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Public opinion and the death penalty

  • Professional Resources
  • 1 Nov 2022

When faced with calls to join the majority of states worldwide that have now abolished capital punishment, a key justification, typically relied upon by retentionist states, is that their citizens are not yet ready for abolition, and that political leaders must represent ‘the will of the people.’

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

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