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The Impact of public opinion on death penalty in the West can be considered as abolition or retention of the punishment. The issue that is considered in this article is whether public opinion in retentions countries had any impact.
Results show that apparently public support of death penalty in the United States and Belarus has led to retention of this penalty. But in spite of public support of death penalty in the other European countries, the punishment has been abolished. So we cannot say that public opinion has led to retention of death penalty.
Indeed populist structure of criminal justice and political discourse has led to this consequence that public opinion be applied.