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Briefing Date:04/16/2012
Topic:Deterrence and the Death Penalty

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

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Congressional Briefings
Monday, April 16, 2012
2226 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 3:00 p.m.
and
Friday, April 20, 2012
By Telephone – 11:00 a.m.

on

Deterrence and the Death Penalty

This new report, from The National Academies, 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 the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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