Capital Punishment for Drug Offenses (Death Penalty and Extrajudicial Killings)
- Civil & Human Rights
- Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement (Offenses, Arrests, Prosecutions, Clearances)
The death penalty for drug offenses represents a violation of human and civil rights, and as a policy it is ineffective and counterproductive. For further information, check out Harm Reduction International's "The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: Global Overview 2018".
Page last updated Dec. 16, 2020 by Doug McVay, Editor.
1. Capital Punishment for Drug Offenses in the US - Federal Law
Federal death penalty law: 18 USC § 3591(b)
2. Global Overview of Capital Punishment for Drug Offenses
" There are at least 33 countries and territories that prescribe the death penalty for drug offences in law.
3. Federal Offenses Eligible for Death Penalty
US Attorneys Manual. Criminal Resource Manual. Capital Eligible Statutes Assigned by Section.