Earlier this year Dr. Frank Baumgartner from North Carolina University-Chapel Hill released research that indicated that the application of the death penalty in Missouri is “unfair, capricious, and arbitrary.” His research was used to highlight the racial, geographic, and gender disparities so prevalent in Missouri’s death penalty system.
Here are a few key findings:
For this and many more reasons, the death penalty is losing its appeal in Missouri and in the rest of the country. Some speculate that Capital Punishment will not pass the Supreme Court’s muster in the many trials to come.
Read more of Dr. Baumgartner’s research on the decline of the appeal of the death penalty in America here.