Death Penalty Jury Duty

Because you are okay with at least one method of execution, you are called for jury duty in a death penalty case. If you had said during questioning of the jury that you opposed the death penalty, the prosecutor would have excluded you. So all members on the jury do favor capital punishment to some degree. In the Death Penalty Study, researchers made the accused a "heinous" criminal. Here's what people on the death penalty jury were told:

The defendant is accused of multiple murders, including the torture and murder of a small child. You and the other jurors find him guilty on all counts. Which are you likely to favor (first vote)?

 

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