capitalpunishment - There have been many questions...

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There have been many questions surrounding the issue of capital punishment. When looking at this issue there are arguments both for and against capital punishment just like the abortion issue. Some of the main points that we must ask ourselves are: What are the costs? Does prosecution of a single man or women make it worth the trouble? When researching the death penalty here are some of the interesting facts that I came across. These facts that are listed below show reason as to why the death penalty should not be instituted: A recent study by the Urban Institute found that an average death penalty trial costs a state about $2 million more than a murder trial where no death penalty is sought. The Death Penalty Information Center estimates that keeping an inmate on death row costs $90,000 a year in extra security. A 2003 legislative audit in Kansas found that the estimated cost of a death penalty case was 70% more than the cost of a comparable non-death penalty case. Death penalty case costs were counted through to execution
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2010 for the course GENERAL 9898 taught by Professor Meme during the Spring '10 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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