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ERIC Number: EJ285065
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
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Public Opinion and Capital Punishment: A Close Examination of the Views of Abolitionists and Retentionists.
Ellsworth, Phoebe C.; Ross, Lee
Crime and Delinquency, v29 n1 p116-69 Jan 1983
Examined the attitudinal and informational bases of people's (N=500) opinions about the death penalty. Results showed 58.8 percent were proponents of capital punishment, 30.8 percent were opponents, and 10.4 percent were undecided. Respondents were generally ignorant on factual issues. Opponents favored due process guarantees more than did proponents. (JAC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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