"If we execute murderers and there is in fact no deterrent effect, we have killed a bunch of murderers. If we fail to execute murderers, and doing so would in fact have deterred other murders, we have allowed the killing of a bunch of innocent victims. I would much rather risk the former. This, to me, is not a tough call."
~~John McAdams - Marquette University/Department of Political Science, on deterrence
ProDeathPenalty.com was developed as a resource for those searching the internet for pro-death penalty information and resources.
Capital punishment is a topic that brings up deep emotional reactions for those on both sides of the issue and conflict for those who are undecided how they feel.
If you search the internet via search engines for "death penalty", you are likely to find thousands, if not tens of thousands of "hits" to web sites related to the topic. With very few exceptions, these sites are anti-death penalty. Is this because the majority of people are against the death penalty? Not according to recent surveys. It is simply because people who are adamantly opposed to the death penalty tend to take an activist stance and become involved in working to stop the death penalty. For the most part, people who support the death penalty do so quietly, in their own minds and feel no need to do so in any public fashion. It is the law and they expect it to be carried out.
ProDeathPenalty.com has developed a database of the victims of death row inmates. Most similar databases list the inmate, with very little, if any, information about their victims. Their database is indexed by the name of the victim. Currently, it contains over 1800 names of victims. There are over 3500 inmates currently on death row, and many have multiple victims so the database will eventually contain about five times as many names as it currently has.
If you are interested in participating in online discussions pertaining to the death penalty,