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Of Mice And The Death Penalty Analysis

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In “Deterrence and the Death Penalty: Why the Statistics Should Be Ignored,” Daniel Nagin explains why the statistics are not reliable. According to researchers, studies have reached different and contradictory outcomes. Some studies say that executions save numerous lives and other studies say that executions increase homicides while others say that executions have no effect on homicide. The National Research Council recommends that studies on the effect of capital punishment on homicide is not informative about whether capital punishment decreases, increases, or has no effect on homicide rates. Thus, the committee suggests that these studies should not be used as reliable information on how death penalty affects homicide. The committee is
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