Supporters of Death Penalty Admit to Some Dark Realities


by SavvyRoo on Apr 19, 2015 | Views: 109 | Score: 2
Among Americans who favor the death penalty, the percent who agree with the following about executions...
Morally justified90
Some risk that innocents will be executed63
Not a crime deterrant49
Minorities more likely to be executed42
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SavvyRoo
SavvyRoo on Apr 19, 2015 10:59 AM said:

American supporters of the death penalty are largely in agreement that execution is morally justified in response to very serious crimes. Perhaps unexpectedly is that a majority of the people that support the death penalty (itself a majority of the total American population) recognize that there is risk that innocent people will be executed. Moreover, nearly half believe the death penalty is not a crime deterrent. Where exactly is the appeal, then, for supporting such a system?

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