The Death Penalty: Slowly Fading?

Taylor Jr., Stuart
November 2007
National Journal;11/17/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 46/47, p15
The author focuses on the status of death penalty in the U.S. He discusses the factors that will possibly keep the number of death sentences and executions down, including the belief of fewer jurors that a death sentence is the only way to keep a murderer off the streets. He cites the adoption of variants of the three-drug lethal injection protocol by 36 of the 38 death-penalty states and the federal government. He notes that experts argue that death penalty does not prevent crime.


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