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Capital Punishment


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Capital Punishment

  1. 1. Capital Punishment in the U.S.
  2. 2. Death penalty statistics• Capital punishment is legal in 34 states• More than 3,200 inmates in 36 states are awaiting execution.• U.S. government and military have 67 awaiting execution• 268 clemencies granted since 1976, 187 were in Illinois
  3. 3. Deterrent effect?
  4. 4. Geographic Arbritrariness
  5. 5. Overall National Murder Rates