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Death Penalty

Society for the Psychology Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Position Statement on the Death Penalty

Phoebe C. Ellsworth, Craig Haney, and Mark Costanzo

The United States government and the state governments should call an immediate halt to executions. Capital punishment has been abolished by most modern industrialized nations, it is not a deterrent to murder, and its administration in the United States is replete with error, injustice, and discrimination. (read more)