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Death Penalty 1 Death Penalty Andrea Mason SOC101: Introduction to Sociology Instructor: Marian Spaid-Ross August 9, 2010
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Death Penalty 2 Death Penalty The death penalty is a hot topic throughout the world. There are countries and individuals who feel strongly that it should be abolished. There are others who feel it should be legal everywhere and that it is for the betterment of the society. One country which has strongly opposed it over the past 10 years is Europe. Some countries that have legalized the death penalty include: United States of America, Indonesia, Japan, and People’s Republic of China. Even though the death penalty may cause an increase in murder rates, it should be legalized because it deters crime and keeps repeat offenders from re-entering society. The death penalty does act as a deterrent against crime. There have been several studies conducted on the effectiveness of this deterrent over the years. One economic professor at the University of Colorado at Denver, Naci Mocan, although opposing the death penalty has conducted research on the death penalty as a deterrent to crime. “A 2003 study he co-authored, and a 2006 study that re-examined the data, found that each execution results in fewer homicides, and commuting a
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