The Liebman Study reported that the overall rate of prejudicial error in the American capital punishment system is 68%. With this astounding statistic in mind, do you believe that death penalty rights of appeals should be limited to fast track executions? What are the pros and cons?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 8:29 am ad1c9bdddf
I do not believe that death penalty rights of appeals should be limited to fast track executions. The fast track executions in practice means that the state appeals process which usually takes between 12 and 15 years could now be reduced to five years (a). This increases the possibility of miscarriage of justice. The speeding up restricts access to evidence of innocence. The Leihman Study has reported that the overall rate of prejudicial error in the American capital punishment system is 68%. The actual prejudicial error can be higher. The error is high because poor quality defense leaves many sentenced to death, race and ...
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