- Words: 1594
- Length: 6 Pages
- Topic: Criminal Justice
- Paper #: 94423658
However, on the contradicting side, the question is "Can death penalty really deter criminals?." Several studies show it does not. An online source indicates the following evidences.
From 1976 to 1996, the number of executions per year in the United States has increased from 0 to just under 60. The homicide rate per 100,000 population has remained constant at just under 10.
Criminologists who belong to the American Society of Criminology,