- Each execution deters an average of 18 murders, according to a 2003 nationwide study by professors at Emory University. (Other studies have estimated the deterred murders per execution at three, five and 14).
- The Illinois moratorium on executions in 2000 led to 150 additional homicides over four years following, according to a 2006 study by professors at the University of Houston.
- Speeding up executions would strengthen the deterrent effect. For every 2.75 years cut from time spent on death row, one murder would be prevented, according to a 2004 study by an Emory University professor.
Let's face it. As I've already detailed numerous times before, the libs have no clue how to reduce crime. In fact other studies have proven that 4 out of 5 inmates consider themselves to be liberals. Perhaps that's why they are so abjectly against anything that would deter crime, and endanger the lives of criminals (i.e. the death penalty & private gun ownership). They just don't want to endanger their voter base.