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Murder and Death Penalty
Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology
  • William C. Bailey, Cleveland State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
9-1-1974
Disciplines
Abstract
The article examines the relationship between homicide and capital punishment. Studies by several researches have convinced most students of homicide that the ineffectiveness of the death penalty as a deterrent to murder has been demonstrated conclusively. Not all remain convinced, however, of the conclusiveness of the evidence. Comparative examinations of homicide rates before and after abolition, and in some cases, the restoration of the death penalty, have also questioned the efficacy of capital punishment. In sum, the evidence reported here falls within the pattern of previous death penalty investigations which span five decades.
DOI
10.2307/1142611
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Postprint
Citation Information
Bailey, W. C. (1974). Murder and the Death Penalty. Journal Of Criminal Law & Criminology, 65(3), 416-423.