Monday, October 09, 2006

Executions avenge, but don't deter

Does the death penalty deter murders?

Some studies say it does. Some have even quantified the effect, projecting that for each murderer executed anywhere from three to 32 would-be victims are saved.

Other studies disagree. The most recent, published in the current issue of the Texas Law Journal, features Texas and, in particular, Harris County in starring roles.

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