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July 21, 2010

Five myths about the death penalty

Peculiar Institution2David Garland of New York University has a new book coming out later this year on a common topic on this blog, Peculiar Institution: America's Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition (Belknap 2010). He previews the book in this WaPo op-ed in which he addresses the following five myths of the death penalty:

1. The United States is a death-penalty nation.

2. The United States is out of step with Europe and the rest of the Western world.

3. This country has the death penalty because the public supports it.

4. The death penalty works.

5. The death penalty doesn't work.

Check out the entire article.

Posted by Tom at July 21, 2010 12:01 AM |

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studies show execution reduces repeat offenses by 100%.

Posted by: Dr. TOM Author Profile Page at July 21, 2010 5:32 AM

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