In Defense of the Death Penalty

Blogging will be light in the next week or so, as research papers and the play are both causing a time crunch. In the meanwhile, read this post by Captain Ed, an opponent of the death penalty, in which he posts the argument of a prosecutor for the death penalty's value. He also links to a study by the Brookings Institution's Cass Sunstein, of all people, suggesting that each execution deters eighteen murders, as a "conservative estimate."

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