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What's Coming for the Death Penalty

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Paper Presentation

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America’s view of capital punishment shifts with each botched execution or high-profile criminal atrocity. Within these shifts, there is a trend away from the death penalty as a punishment for serious crimes. While America waits to see if this trend continues or shifts back, we have a societal & legal obligation to ensure that the executions that do occur satisfy the text and Supreme Court holdings of the Eighth Amendment. What is the next form of execution and will it be any better than current options?


Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) 58th Annual (Virtual) Meeting


College of Arts and Sciences

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