Facts and Figures on the Death Penalty (1 January 2007)

This document provides information about abolitionist and retentionist countries; progress towards worldwide abolition; moves to reintroduce the death penalty; death sentences and executions; methods of execution; use of the death penalty against child offenders; the deterrence argument; effect of abolition on crime rates; international agreements to abolish the death penalty; execution of the innocent; and, the death penalty in the USA.

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