When this map was created in 2009, 56 nations (plus Taiwan and the Palestinian Territories) applied the death penalty for civilian, peacetime crimes. That number was unchanged as of 2013.
Map by National Geographic Maps
change made to a law or set of laws.
system of ideas and general laws that guide a nation, state, or other organization.
person convicted of a crime.
punishment by execution. Also called capital punishment.
thoughtful judgement or wisdom.
to put to death by order of the law or in a well-planned manner.
amount allowed or available beyond what is necessary.
penalty inflicted for a crime or offense.
to restore or put a position or policy back in place.
highest judicial authority on issues of national or constitutional importance in the U.S.
against the laws of the United States Constitution.
to break a rule.