This project will attempt to determine whether or not capital punishment, in the manner which it is currently used here in the United States, does in fact have a significant deterrent effect on the murder rates across the country. My hypothesis is that such a deterrent effect does exist and that, as the likelihood of being executed increases that deterrent effect will become stronger.
Recommended CitationLaw, Adam '11 (2011) "The Deterrent Effect of Capital Punishment," The Park Place Economist: Vol. 19
Available at: http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/parkplace/vol19/iss1/10