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Thursday, December 19, 2013

"In Death Penalty's Steady Decline, Some Experts See a Societal Shift"

How Appealing links to this article from The New York Times. In part:

The death penalty in the United States continued its pattern of broad decline in 2013, with experts attributing the low numbers to a critical shortage of drugs used for lethal injection, increasing public concern over judicial mistakes and the expense of capital cases, and a growing preference for life without parole.

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Does the report make any attempt to control for the declining murder rate? If not, then it's totally useless.

Posted by: Question | Dec 20, 2013 10:05:21 AM

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