Assoc. Prof. John Rago provides death penalty insight

Jeff Bartos, the Republican candidate for Pennsylvania lieutenant governor, said in a debate Saturday that there isn't yet consensus on whether the death penalty serves as an effective criminal deterrent."I don't know empirically that anyone can demonstrate it's a deterrent," said John Rago, an associate professor at the Duquesne University School of Law.

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