Why don t women get the death penalty as much as men?

I ve seen cases where a woman was found guilty of something that if a man was found guilty of the same thing he would have gotten the death penalty. Why is the system harsher on male offenders than female offenders?

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  • Foofa
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    6 months ago

    Women don't tend to commit the same kinds of crimes as men. But in the case that a woman is on par with the guys in terms of brutality they do get the death penalty. Aileen Wournos and Karla Faye Tucker are just two examples of this.

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  • 6 months ago

    There are many times that cases may appear to be the same, but when you start looking at the finer details of them, they are rarely the same. Subtle differences to the casual observer can be mammoth differences in court.

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  • 6 months ago

    Where have you "seen" these cases? Women rarely commit murder while committing a felony such as a store robbery, which is the criterion for the death penalty in the states where that is still allowed. When women murder, it's usually their abusive husbands.

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