“Smart on Crime” Study Finds Low Support for Death Penalty Among Police Chiefs

The Death Penalty Information Center conducted a survey of 500 police chiefs in the United States.


The survey found that the law enforcement leaders ranked the death penalty as their last choice of crime fighting tools and “the least efficient use of taxpayer’s money.”


Instead, 57 percent of the police chiefs agreed that the death penalty does not work as a deterrent.  The study also examines the cost of the death penalty, and how death penalty cases can burden county and state budgets.


You can read the full “Smart on Crime” study here.

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