Jurors Impose Fewer Death Sentences, But Why?

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/06/magazine/06MITIGATION.html Why are American juries imposing fewer death penalties? The New York Times Magazine examined this question in the case of Indiana's Jeremy Gross, whose proposed death sentence was rejected by jurors in 2000. Detective work and advances in DNA technology have uncovered a frighteningly high number of wrongfully convicted, especially on death row, The magazine says that there may be another, albeit quieter, revolution taking place in jury rooms. The number of death sentences handed . . .

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