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In a 1985 study, published by economist Stephen K. Layson at the University of North Carolina, he found that every execution of a murderer deters, on average, 18 murders. The study also demonstrated that raising the number of death sentences by one percent would prevent 105 murders. However, only 38 percent of all murder cases result in a death sentence and of those only 0.1 percent are actually put to death ( Pro Death Penalty Online). The JFA or Justice for All reported that in Texas, the highest murder rate occurred in 1981 in Houston, specifically Harris country with an astonishing 701 murders. Since then, Texas has reinstated the death penalty in and has e... ... middle of paper ... ... every state, used it on a more consistent basis and limited the appeal process in capital punishment cases, the death penalty would undoubtedly have a much more positive effect on society and criminals.
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13 of the European Convention on Human Rights and abolished the death penalty law under all circumstances by replacing it with life imprisonment (Wikipedia, 2013). Statistics show that since in 2000 when the capital punishment was abolished, criminal rates have been increasing year by year. And if we take a look back in the period when capital punishment was legal, the murder rates were 41% lower than they are now (Ministry of Justice, 2013). The government may reflect on how to minimize this phenomenon by using a really shocking measure, but which may result effective. A possible start could be a consolidation of the laws in general and to the Penal Code in specific.