The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

Fallacy of Life - February 10, 1987

  • Name:Fallacy of Life
  • Date:February 10, 1987
  • Institution: Collins Bay Institution
  • Topics: Crime Statistics, Death Penalty/Capital Punishment, Penal Reforms,
  • Release Description:

    The debate about capital punishment in Canada is the focus of this issue. The article in this issue compares the public’s perception of crime vs. what the statistics say about crime, particularly violent crime. It also looks at the pros and cons of the emotional approach to the debate.


    KEYWORDS: Capital Punishment, Violent Crime Statistics, Public Perception of Crime, Deterrence, Don Marshall


    Coded by: Joe Lanaway