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Five death penalty myths debunked

Headline Title:  Five death penalty myths debunked 26 March 2014 MYTHThe death penalty deters violent crime and makes society safer.FACTThere is no convincing evidence that the death penalty has a unique deterrent effect.More than three decades after abolishing the death penalty, Canada’s murder rate remains over one third lower than it was in 1976.A 35-year study compared murder rates between Hong Kong, where there is no death penalty, and Singapore, which has a similar size population and executed regularly. The death penalty had little impact on crime rates.MYTHThe threat of execution…

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