Would a death sentence in John’s case result in specific or general deterrence? To other officers? To the community in general? To other criminals? How does the data measure up to the myths and misconceptions generally held about capital punishment?
What types of crimes are punished by death in Michigan state?
How humane is capital punishment?
Can capital punishment be administered without prejudice?
What does it cost to execute someone?
Based on recent statistical data and findings, how often are innocent people given the death sentence and/or executed?
Should everyone be a candidate for capital punishment or should some people be exempt based on their position in the society? Are there any other factors that should be considered in exempting people from or applying the death penalty?