Lethal Injections

Differences Among Execution Actors

In the mock death penalty trial, pro-death penalty jurors voted overwhelmingly for death during the first round of voting. However, an interesting pattern emerges when we look at the methods of execution that are OK with Soft Abstract Supporters, Hard Abstract Supporters, and Executioners. Although the differences are small (and not statistically significant for lethal injections, it is interesting to note that both types of lethal injection are least popular among Executioners. This is because Executioners (more so than either soft or hard abstract supporters) want the person executed to suffer. For more technical information on the statistical test, click here.