In 1972 and after a Supreme Court’s decision in the Furman vs. Georgia Case, the United States suspended the application of the death penalty. Later, in 1976, as a result of a controversial decision of the Supreme Court in the Gregg vs. Georgia Case, based on a controversial study by the economist Isaac Ehrlich, America reintroduced the capital punishment. Many years have passed since, and now it is possible and necessary to ask: if the criminal justice has performed better? Or if less crimes have been committed? Or even is this kind of punishment constitutional?
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