posted by pam .
if united states support capital punishment would be willing t abandon it if convicted murderers could be sentenced to life imprisonment with absolutely no chance of parole? similarly if united states oppose the death penalty would they change their opinion if evidence emerged that proved that it really was an effective deterrent?
The answer to your first question is possibly. We won't know until the situation changes. Many states have already abandoned capital punishment.
Statistics around the world have shown that the death penalty is not a deterrent. Did you know that in England in the 1800s, pickpockets were hung? Yet in the crowds that gathered to watch these hangings, pickpockets still plied their trade.