Myths on the death penalty

Extract of "One Life on The Edge", a film about the case of Jaime Elizalde who was executed by lethal injection on 31 January 2006 in Huntsville, Texas.

© Jacques Secretan

Many governments actively promote the death penalty as vital for crime control. They claim that the threat of executions deters criminals from committing violent crime.

Many of those who advocate the death penalty do so in the name of the victims of violent crime Death penalty advocates imply that all those affected by violent crime support the death penalty universally.

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Is there a human way to execute? Does the death penalty deter crime? Should the death penalty be used on behalf of the victims of murder?

This is far from true. These are myths that surround the use of the death penalty.