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NCJ Number: 31583 Find in a Library
Title: USE OF THE DEATH PENALTY V OUTRAGE AT MURDER - SOME ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE AND CONSIDERATIONS
Journal: CRIME AND DELINQUENCY  Volume:22  Issue:1  Dated:(JANUARY 1976)  Pages:31-39
Author(s): W C BAILEY
Corporate Author: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Newark, NJ 07102
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS OF AN ARTICLE BY DANIEL GLASER AND MAX ZEIGLER WHICH EXAMINED EXPLANATIONS OF WHY MURDER RATES HAVE GENERALLY BEEN HIGHEST IN STATES WHERE CAPITAL PUNISHMENT HAS BEEN USED THE MOST.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT HIS EXAMINATION SHOWS THEIR ANALYSIS TO SUFFER FROM SERIOUS METHODOLOGICAL SHORTCOMINGS. NEITHER THEIR DATA NOR ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE PRESENTED HERE LENDS MUCH SUPPORT TO THEIR CONCLUSION THAT BOTH FREQUENT USE OF THE DEATH PENALTY AND HIGH MURDER RATES ARE CONSEQUENCES OF A LOW VALUATION OF LIFE, AND HOMICIDE RATES CAN BE REDUCED BY ABOLITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY. FOR THE ARTICLE BY GLASER AND ZEIGLER SEE NCJ-16183, AND FOR GLASER'S RESPONSE, SEE NCJ-31854. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Capital punishment; Crime Rate; Critiques; Deterrence; Murder
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