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Executions For What?

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This is a poll about executions - and how they ought to be conducted.

Should there be executions when a crime has been committed?

90% (169) Yes
9% (17) No

186 voters have answered this question.

If there ought to be executions, who should decide the penalty?

52% (94) A judge
27% (50) A jury unanimously
38% (69) A jury majority
13% (24) An appeals court

179 voters have answered this question.

How should executions be carried out?

58% (105) In Public
11% (21) In Private with jail officials only
27% (49) In Private but with Jury and Victim families and representatives of the public (up to 300)
37% (67) On TV

181 voters have answered this question.

What method of execution ought to be used?

21% (39) Gas
33% (61) Electrocution
18% (34) Beheading (sword)
28% (51) Beheading (guillotine)
67% (121) Hanging
25% (46) Garrotting
9% (17) Chinese WAter Torture
29% (53) Firing Squad
25% (45) Lethal Injection

180 voters have answered this question.

Ought there be any punishment prior to execution?

38% (69) Yes, solitary
46% (83) Yes, caning
31% (57) Yes, surgical removal of sexual ogans
24% (44) No

179 voters have answered this question.

What ought to be the dress code for execution?

58% (105) Naked
11% (20) Shorts only
6% (12) pants, shirt, boots
5% (9) dress suit and tie
10% (18) prisoners own clothes
21% (39) prison jumpsuit

180 voters have answered this question.

How soon should execution follow sentencing?

21% (39) Six months to permit criminal to understand crime
18% (33) One month to permit other punishments
18% (34) Two weeks to permit appeals
14% (26) Three days to permit last letters
13% (25) Next morning
24% (44) Led from courtroom to site of execution

179 voters have answered this question.

What ought to be donw with the body?

17% (30) Autopsy and then thrown in hole at site of execution
10% (18) Pine box in hole at site of prison
15% (27) Formal burial service at prison and buried in prison graveyard
28% (49) released to family
50% (89) sent to university for medical research

175 voters have answered this question.

What visitors ought to be permitted prior to execution?

11% (20) Lawyers only
30% (52) Lawyers and spiritual advisors
45% (79) Family until next to last day
41% (71) None

172 voters have answered this question.

What crimes ought to be treated with the death penalty?

67% (116) Murder premeditated
38% (66) Murder of any type
39% (68) Rape
30% (53) Drugs
23% (40) Major crimes against property
31% (54) All of the above

173 voters have answered this question.

Should there be restrictions on executing because of

47% (85) Age
35% (63) Mental capacity
15% (28) Intent
14% (26) Gender
5% (9) All above
31% (57) None

180 voters have answered this question.

If there ought to be restrictions by age, it ought to be:

13% (23) For those under age 10
22% (39) For those under age 14
15% (28) For those under age 16
25% (45) For those under age 18
11% (20) For those over age 70
35% (62) No restriction on age of criminal

176 voters have answered this question.

If there are to be restrictions on mental capacity, they should be

22% (37) For those with IQ below 50
20% (33) For those with IQ below 70
4% (8) For those with IQ below 100
54% (88) None

161 voters have answered this question.

Ought there be restrictions to ensure executees match the proportion of population by race, gender, etc.

15% (27) Yes
84% (143) No

170 voters have answered this question.

Females should be given special consideration if they are

54% (98) Pregnant
14% (26) Nursing
2% (5) Menstrating
13% (25) All
33% (60) None

180 voters have answered this question.

There ought to be equal numbers of females and males executed

22% (40) Yes
24% (44) No
56% (100) It should depend on crimes

177 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2002-03-07 13:03:01 by noosedj
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