US Death Penalty Map

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US Death Penalty Map

Lethal Injection 1 Drug
Lethal Injection 3 Drugs
Lethal Gas
Partial Abolition
Firing Squad
Electrocution
Hanging
Abolition

Murder is the unlawful killing, with malice aforethought, of another human, and generally this premeditated state of mind distinguishes murder from other forms of unlawful homicide (such as manslaughter).

As the loss of a human being may inflict grief upon the individuals close to the victim, and the commission of a murder is highly detrimental to the good order within society, most societies both present and in antiquity have considered it a most serious crime worthy of the harshest of punishment. In most countries, a person convicted of murder is typically given a long prison sentence, possibly a life sentence where permitted, and in some countries, the death penalty may be imposed for such an act – though this practice is becoming less common.[1]


1. Tran, Mark (2011-03-28). "China and US among top punishers but death penalty in decline". The Guardian (London).