Is the death penalty fair?
The question of whether death sentences are handed out fairly and whether the criminal justice system should introduce significant reforms to present the execution of innocents has provoked heated debate. Contributors examine claims that the death penalty results in wrongful executions and discriminates against minorities, the poor, and the mentally retarded.
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The Death Penalty Is Not Unfair to Blacks
The Mentally Retarded Do Not Face Execution
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