Arguments against the death penalty

Last 100 executed: Who are they?

By Death Penalty Information Center, on 1 January 2014

Some defendants who commit murder are automatically excluded from the death penalty in the U.S., such as juveniles and the intellectually disabled. Others with similar deficits are regularly executed. A new study by Robert Smith (l.), Sophie Cull, and Zoe Robinson examined the mitigating evidence present in 100 recent cases resulting in execution, testing whether the offenders possessed mitigating qualities similar to those spared from execution. This infographic presents some of their findings.

  • Document type Arguments against the death penalty
  • Themes list Mental Illness, Arbitrariness,