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The Politics of the Death Penalty

  • Marie Gottschalk (a1)

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The death penalty is declining in the United States. The number of people executed each year has fallen by about half since the late 1990s. Opinion polls show support for capital punishment is waning. It now stands at about two-thirds, down from a high point of 86% in 1995, according to Gallup polls (p. 173).

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The Politics of the Death Penalty

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