Death Penalty Information (from:

Anti-Capital Punishment Resources from the ASC's Critical Criminology Division


      Be it resolved that because social science research has
   demonstrated the death penalty to be racist in application
   and social science research has found no consistent evidence
   of crime deterrence through execution, the ASC publicly condemns
   this form of punishment and urges its members to use their professional
   skills in legislatures and the courts to seek a speedy abolition of
   this form of punishment (ASC Annual Meeting, Montreal, 1987).

(SEE ALSO the American Bar Association call for a
moratorium and the statement of the Catholic Bishops of Texas

Department of Justice General Information and Statistics

Capital Punishment, 1997 (BJS) |

Capital Punishment, 1996 (BJS) |

Capital Punishment, 1995 (BJS) |

Capital Punishment, 1994 (BJS) |

Capital Punishment, 1993 (BJS) |

Capital Punishment, 1992 (BJS) |

Capital Punishment, 1991 (BJS) |

Capital Punishment, 1989a (BJS) |

Capital Punishment, 1989b (BJS) |

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