Skip to main content
main-content
Top

Hint

Swipe to navigate through the articles of this issue

24-08-2019 | Issue 4/2019

Social Justice Research 4/2019

Testing the Influence of Social Capital on Support for the Death Penalty

Journal:
Social Justice Research > Issue 4/2019
Author:
Maruice Mangum
Important notes

Publisher's Note

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Abstract

The division of opinions among Americans over the use of the death penalty is owed to a myriad of factors. While a number of works have examined public opinion on the death penalty, the extant literature does not examine the role of social capital as a determinant of support for or opposition to the death penalty. Here, it is argued that social capital explains in part why some Americans oppose the death penalty while other Americans do not. This investigation contends that social capital makes people less likely to support government action to kill convicted murderers. This hypothesis is confirmed. Utilizing data taken from the 2008 American National Election Study, the results of the logistic regression analyses show that social capital is inversely related to support for the death penalty.

Please log in to get access to this content

To get access to this content you need the following product:

Springer Professional "Wirtschaft+Technik"

Online-Abonnement

Mit Springer Professional "Wirtschaft+Technik" erhalten Sie Zugriff auf:

  • über 69.000 Bücher
  • über 500 Zeitschriften

aus folgenden Fachgebieten:

  • Automobil + Motoren
  • Bauwesen + Immobilien
  • Business IT + Informatik
  • Elektrotechnik + Elektronik
  • Energie + Umwelt
  • Finance + Banking
  • Management + Führung
  • Marketing + Vertrieb
  • Maschinenbau + Werkstoffe
  • Versicherung + Risiko

Testen Sie jetzt 30 Tage kostenlos.

Springer Professional "Wirtschaft"

Online-Abonnement

Mit Springer Professional "Wirtschaft" erhalten Sie Zugriff auf:

  • über 58.000 Bücher
  • über 300 Zeitschriften

aus folgenden Fachgebieten:

  • Bauwesen + Immobilien
  • Business IT + Informatik
  • Finance + Banking
  • Management + Führung
  • Marketing + Vertrieb
  • Versicherung + Risiko




Testen Sie jetzt 30 Tage kostenlos.

Literature
About this article

Other articles of this Issue 4/2019

Social Justice Research 4/2019 Go to the issue

Premium Partner

    Image Credits