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Advocates of capital punishment believe that the death penalty is dominated by the fraudulent voice of the anti-death penalty movement-that culture and lies so dominate that movement that many of falsehoods are now accepted as fact Contrary to many beliefs the imposition of the death penalty is extraordinarily rare Since 1967 there has been one execution for every 1600 murders or 06 According to the FBIs Uniform Crime Report and Bureau of Justice Statistics between 1967 and 1996 there have been approximately 560000 murders and only 358 executions Opponents of capital punishment say there is a risk in executing the innocent-advocates disagree Great effort has been made in pre-trial trial appeal and clemency procedures to minimize the chance of an innocent being convicted sentenced to death or executed Since 1973 these legal protections have been so extraordinary that 37 of all death row cases have been overturned for due process reasons Inmates are 6 times more likely to get off death row by appeals than by execution In July of 1997 opponents claimed that 69 innocent death row inmates have been released since 1973 In just a casual review of 39 of those cases there was no evidence of innocence in 29 or 78 of them Even if we give these 69 individuals the benefit of the doubt by assuming they are innocent it still goes to prove that the clemency procedures which are procedures used to judge the merits of death row inmates claims regarding their innocence have worked precisely often generously Opponents claim that there is no deterrent effect when in actuality there is Advocates believe the incapacitation effect saves lives-that is by executing murderers you prevent them from murdering again thereby saving innocent lives John McAdams of Marquette University puts it perfectly when he states If we execute murderers and there is in fact no deterrent we have only killed a bunch of murderers If we fail to execute murderers and doing
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