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Capital punishment

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36 countries retain the death penalty in active use, 103 countries have abolished capital punishment altogether, six have ...

Top 10 Pros and Cons - Death Penalty - ProCon.org

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Apr 13, 2009 ... The death penalty honors human dignity by treating the defendant as a free moral actor able to control his own destiny for good or for ill; it does ...

Methods of Execution | Death Penalty Information Center

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The supreme courts of Georgia (2001) and Nebraska (2008) have ruled that the use of the electric chair violates their state constitutional prohibitions against ...

Part I: History of the Death Penalty | Death Penalty Information Center

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1767 - Cesare Beccaria's essay, On Crimes and Punishment, theorizes that there is no ... 1924 - The use of cyanide gas introduced as an execution method.

Descriptions of Execution Methods | Death Penalty Information Center

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Today, all of the 32 states that have the death penalty use this method. When this method is used, the condemned person is usually bound to a gurney and a ...

Who still uses the death penalty? | World news | The Guardian

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Jun 18, 2010 ... Datablog: Death penalty statistics from the US and around the world ... 58 countries retained the death penalty in 2009, most did not use it.

Death Penalty | Amnesty International

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Some countries execute people who were under 18 years old when the crime was committed, others use the death penalty against people who suffer mental ...

Five US states that use the death penalty most - Virginia - CSMonitor ...

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Sep 16, 2011 ... Death penalty's top 5: Which US states have the most executions? ... Since 1999, when a record 99 inmates were put to death, the number of ...

Death Penalty Focus : Facts

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There are many reasons the death penalty should be abolished. ... Funds now being used for the costly process of executions could be used to help families put  ...

U.S. Death Penalty Facts | Amnesty International USA

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The death penalty, both in the U.S. and around the world, is discriminatory and is used disproportionately against the poor, minorities and members of racial, ...

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States With and Without the Death Penalty | Death Penalty ...

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In 1979, the Supreme Court of Rhode Island held that the state's statute making a death sentence mandatory for someone who killed a fellow prisoner was ...

Death Penalty Information Center: DPIC

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Colorado's two death row prisoners affected by the law have spent more than .... Stark Decline in Louisiana's Use of Death Penalty Reflects Broader Trends.

Death Penalty for Offenses Other Than Murder | Death Penalty ...

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Jul 16, 2007 ... INTRODUCTION. The death penalty in the United States is used almost exclusively for the crime of murder. Although state and federal statutes ...