Thursday, June 21, 2007

More Intelligent Journalism

Not going to get into this much, since I agree that death penalty studies have yet to come up with any clear conclusions regarding its deterrent value, but I have to comment on media presentation again. Read the whole article here and then ask yourself if you would headline it “Studies Say Death Penalty Deters Crime.” Technically, it’s true, but should a headline only provide one side of a multi-sided story, which the article itself portrays? And we get angry at the general public for its badly informed opinions on our issues. (h/t Psychology and Crime News)

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