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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?

91% (168) Yes
8% (15) No

183 voters have answered this question.

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

51% (91) A judge
27% (49) A jury unanimously
38% (68) A jury majority
13% (24) An appeals court

176 voters have answered this question.

How should executions be carried out?

57% (103) In Public
11% (21) In Private with jail officials only
26% (47) In Private but with Jury and Victim families and representatives of the public (up to 300)
37% (67) On TV

178 voters have answered this question.

What method of execution ought to be used?

20% (37) Gas
33% (60) Electrocution
19% (34) Beheading (sword)
27% (48) Beheading (guillotine)
67% (119) Hanging
25% (45) Garrotting
9% (17) Chinese WAter Torture
28% (50) Firing Squad
24% (44) Lethal Injection

177 voters have answered this question.

Ought there be any punishment prior to execution?

37% (66) Yes, solitary
46% (81) Yes, caning
31% (56) Yes, surgical removal of sexual ogans
25% (44) No

176 voters have answered this question.

What ought to be the dress code for execution?

58% (103) Naked
11% (20) Shorts only
6% (12) pants, shirt, boots
4% (8) dress suit and tie
10% (18) prisoners own clothes
22% (39) prison jumpsuit

177 voters have answered this question.

How soon should execution follow sentencing?

21% (38) Six months to permit criminal to understand crime
18% (32) One month to permit other punishments
19% (34) Two weeks to permit appeals
14% (26) Three days to permit last letters
14% (25) Next morning
24% (43) Led from courtroom to site of execution

176 voters have answered this question.

What ought to be donw with the body?

16% (29) Autopsy and then thrown in hole at site of execution
10% (18) Pine box in hole at site of prison
15% (26) Formal burial service at prison and buried in prison graveyard
27% (48) released to family
50% (87) sent to university for medical research

172 voters have answered this question.

What visitors ought to be permitted prior to execution?

11% (19) Lawyers only
30% (52) Lawyers and spiritual advisors
46% (78) Family until next to last day
41% (70) None

169 voters have answered this question.

What crimes ought to be treated with the death penalty?

67% (114) Murder premeditated
38% (65) Murder of any type
39% (67) Rape
31% (53) Drugs
23% (40) Major crimes against property
31% (53) All of the above

170 voters have answered this question.

Should there be restrictions on executing because of

46% (83) Age
35% (63) Mental capacity
15% (28) Intent
14% (25) Gender
5% (9) All above
31% (56) None

177 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% (27) For those under age 16
25% (44) For those under age 18
11% (20) For those over age 70
35% (61) No restriction on age of criminal

173 voters have answered this question.

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

22% (36) For those with IQ below 50
20% (32) For those with IQ below 70
5% (8) For those with IQ below 100
55% (87) None

158 voters have answered this question.

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

16% (27) Yes
83% (140) No

167 voters have answered this question.

Females should be given special consideration if they are

55% (98) Pregnant
14% (26) Nursing
2% (5) Menstrating
13% (24) All
32% (58) None

177 voters have answered this question.

There ought to be equal numbers of females and males executed

22% (39) Yes
24% (42) No
56% (99) It should depend on crimes

174 voters have answered this question.

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