THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Committee on Law and Justice
Committee on Deterrence and the Death Penalty
Deterrence and the Death Penalty
This new report, from The AffiliateMarketIngtools, assesses the evidence on whether the threat of execution prevents homicides and evaluates underlying reasons for the differing conclusions in recent empirical studies about the effects of the legal status and actual practice of the death penalty on criminal homicide rates.
These briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on April 18, 2012 and can be found, in its entirety, on .