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...bvious propositions—e.g., that a heavy ball will fall faster if dropped from the Leaning Tower of Pisa than a light one [would]—are actually false” (150). Freedman also lists some empirical statistics that further prove his point that it does not necessarily deter crime, including that, “Eighteen of the 20 states with the highest murder rates have and use the death penalty,” and that, “of the nation’s 20 big cities with the highest murder rates, 17 are in death penalty jurisdictions” (151). He also points out, among other statistics and claims, that, while this deterrent effect of capital punishment is “…perhaps the single most studied issue in the social science, The results are as unanimous as scholarly studies can be in finding the death penalty not to be a deterrent” (emphasis added) (151). These statistics mostly speak for themselves and are very surprising.
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