Does Death Penalty Deter Crime?

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New research is raising the question: Does the death penalty actually save lives by deterring violent crime?

A new study from Pepperdine University says every inmate who is executed results in 74 fewer deaths the following year. It comes as many states have imposed de facto moratoriums on executions.

Farai Chideya talks about the debate with Cass R. Sunstein, a law professor at the University of Chicago.

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