Is the Death Penalty an Effective Deterrent?

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Is the Death Penalty an Effective Deterrent? Annotated Bibliography PS 223 Forensic Psychology I Research Question: Is the Death Penalty an Effective Deterrent? Honeyman, J. C., & Ogloff, J. P. (1996). Capital punishment: Arguments for life and death. Canadian Journal Of Behavioural Science/Revue Canadienne Des Sciences Du Comportement, 28(1), 27-35. The main purpose of this article was to investigate the effects of the death penalty and the justification for the punishment. A key question the authors looked to answer was whether or not the participants arguments of what sentence to suggest to a person who committed a murder in the first degree effective in resulting in the death…show more content…
The main purpose of this article was to investigate the due process and the death penalty. The key question authors are looking to answer is whether or not the misconduct of prosecutorial is a closing argument in the penalty phase of a capitol trial would outcome in a more death penalty recommendations. The inference of this article is that they should recommend more death penalties to decrease the rate of crimes. There were 320 jury individuals who participated in the experiment. A 2x2 between subjects factorial design was used. Participants had to listen to the judge and complete a questionnaire that was designed to measure juror decision making processes. The limitations in this experiment was that there was difficulties in recreating a realistic and involving simulation that captures the realistic view of a capitol trial. Future research suggests more research on the impact of prosecutorial misconduct. Crosby, C. A., Britner, P. A., Jodl, K. M., & Portwood, S. G. (1995). The juvenile death penalty and the Eighth Amendment: An empirical investigation of societal consensus and proportionality. Law And Human Behavior, 19(3), 245-261 The main purpose of this article is to investigate the Eighth Amendment and the juvenile death penalties. A key question the authors look to answer is whether or not the Eighth Amendment to the societal consensus and proportionally is applied to the juvenile death penalties. The inference in this
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