Professor and Associate Chair at the Department of Sociology of the University of Colorado at Boulder
Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"Even if one concedes, for the sake of argument, that some people like Timothy McVeigh deserve to die, we run into all sorts of problems drawing the line between who deserves to live and who deserves to die... At the end of the day, we make so many mistakes in making those decisions that the only clear lesson is that we do not deserve to kill."
"Top Death Penalty Expert Joins CU-Boulder Faculty," University of Colorado News Center, Aug. 29, 2001
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, other relevant advanced degrees, corrections and government officials with significant involvement in, or related to, death penalty issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Professor, Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2001-present
Associate Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2004-present
Visiting Professor, School of Law, University of Westminster, England, 1995-present
Recipient, Paul Tappan Award "For Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Criminology," Western Society of Criminology, Feb. 23, 2006
Recipient, Steven M. Goldstein Criminal Justice Award, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, May 2000
Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Florida, 1996-2001
Professor, Sociology, University of Florida, 1993-2001
Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Florida, 1984-1993
Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Florida, 1979-1984
Criminologist of the Year Award, Critical Criminology Division, American Society of Criminology, Nov. 1997