Summary: Fear Of The Death Penalty

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Challenging Michael Summers is H. Lee Sarokin as he says "In my view deterrence plays no part whatsoever…Statistics demonstrate that states without the death penalty have consistently lower murder rates than states with it, but frankly I think those statistics are immaterial and coincidental. Fear of the death penalty may cause a few to hesitate, but certainly not enough to keep it in force..." (H. Lee Sarokin, 2011). H. Lee Sarokin actually suggests that the statistics showing the death penalty is an effective deterrent are fundamentally irrelevant and accidental. He also brings up the point that fear of the death penalty will only cause few to worry about committing crimes but the rest will more or less commit the crimes without thinking
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