Sunday, June 10, 2007
On The Death Penalty
I have been a lukewarm death-penalty supporter from high school until my early 30s. But then my opinion began to change to the point that in recent years, I have become a lukewarm opponent. There's a lot moral ambiguity around both positions.
But this article presents some very interesting findings that add weight to the "pro-death penalty" side of the argument. To quote:
""Science does really draw a conclusion. It did. There is no question about it," said Naci Mocan, an economics professor at the University of Colorado at Denver. "The conclusion is there is a deterrent effect.""