Capital Punishment : A Deterrent Effect On Crime

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Whether the Death Penalty Has Any Real Deterrent Effect on Crime

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Abstract

The question of capital punishment has been stirring heated debate in regards to whether it indeed does or doesn’t deter criminal activities. By exploring findings from various studies, this paper aims at validating whether death penalty has a deterrent effect on crimes. Various studies are explored with the objective of understanding which side of the debate is stronger. The findings of this study will be important in informing relevant personnel on whether to continue using the penalty or not. The structure of the paper is as follows: Introduction, Literature review, hypothesis statement, definition of terms and references.

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Abstract……..……………………………………………………………………………….…….2

Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………. 4

Literature Review…………………………………………………………………………….........6

Hypothesis statement…………………………………………………………………………….12

Definition of terms……………………………………………………………………………….13

References ……………………………………………………………………………………….14

Introduction

The question of capital punishment has been stirring heated debate in regards to whether it indeed does or doesn’t deter criminal activities. It is important before venturing deeper to under what death penalty/capital punishment is. Capital punishment refers to a legal course of action where the state puts one to death as a punishment for a crime. The decree by the judiciary for a person to be…
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