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The Economics of Capital Punishment

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    Judge Richard Posner argues that empirical work provides strong support for the deterrence value of capital punishment and that the number of truly innocent people executed for murder is "vanishingly small."

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    Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal The Economists' Voice.

    Volume (Year): 3 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 3 (March)
    Pages: 1-3

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    Handle: RePEc:bpj:evoice:v:3:y:2006:i:3:n:3

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    1. Gebhard Kirchgässner, 2011. "Econometric Estimates of Deterrence of the Death Penalty: Facts or Ideology?," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 64(3), pages 448-478, 08.

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