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The Predictive Model of Citizens’ Attitudes About the Risks of Introducing the Death Penalty in the Legal System: A Case Study of Serbia

Version 1 : Received: 26 August 2021 / Approved: 27 August 2021 / Online: 27 August 2021 (13:59:11 CEST)

How to cite: Cvetković, V.M.; Bugarski, T.; Ristivojević, B.; Milošević, G.; Martinović, J. The Predictive Model of Citizens’ Attitudes About the Risks of Introducing the Death Penalty in the Legal System: A Case Study of Serbia. Preprints 2021, 2021080524 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202108.0524.v1). Cvetković, V.M.; Bugarski, T.; Ristivojević, B.; Milošević, G.; Martinović, J. The Predictive Model of Citizens’ Attitudes About the Risks of Introducing the Death Penalty in the Legal System: A Case Study of Serbia. Preprints 2021, 2021080524 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202108.0524.v1).

Abstract

This paper presents the results of quantitative research regarding the predictive model of citizens' attitudes about the risks of introducing the death penalty in the Republic of Serbia legal system. The research was conducted with the use of a questionnaire that was requested and then collected online from 427 people in June 2021. A multivariate regression analysis was used, identifying the extent to total scores of the main dependent variables (introducing the death penalty; trust in the legal system; advantages of introduction; disadvantages of introduction scores) were associated with five demographic and socio-economic variables: gender, marital, education, income, and age. We tested the central hypothesis of which gender is predicting variables citizens' attitudes about the risks of introducing the death penalty in the legal system of Serbia. The findings revealed that gender and educational level were the most effective predictors of the research variables under question. The majority of respondents support the introduction of the death penalty and the most important predictor of disadvantages of introducing the death penalty in the legal system is age. Based on the findings that there are major differences in the citizens' attitudes about the risks of introducing the death penalty in the legal system, policies, strategies, and regulations must take into account these very important findings.

Keywords

death penalty; legal system; risk; citizens; predictive model; Serbia

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