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Can Executions Decrease Murder Rates?

Publication Date: 
February 13, 2008
ABC 7 News
Vic Lee

Professor Robert Weisberg is interviewed by Vic Lee of ABC 7 News about a controversial study that claims that capital punishment works:

Professor Robert Weisberg who teaches criminal law at Stanford Law School ... says the study left out too many variables.

"It's true that states that executed people did see from the early 90s for about ten years a dramatic drop in murders but so did virtually every state," said Weisberg from Stanford Law School.