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Dealth Penalty USA

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Note: please note that this issue overview should (a) contain links to additional information on this topic that is focused either the local, state, national, or global level, and (b) be neutrally presented, based on facts, and include footnotes for each of the items.  See the Research Guide and Information Sources to assist you. 

 

 

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  • Use of the death penalty is varied among different states, with states in the Northeast least-likely to employ such a punishment and states in the South most likely to use it. 

  • States without the death penalty: Alaska, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Washington D.C.

  • States where the dealth penalty is legal: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.

  • Murder rate by region, state and nationwide dating back to 1996 can be found here: http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/murder-rates-1996-2008 [1] 

 

 

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  • [1] Dieter, Richard. "Death Penalty Information Center."

                    http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/getcat.php?cid=3 (Accessed January 5, 2009)

 

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