Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"The arbitrary system of capital punishment being practiced in this country today is irrational on its face. Yet most people do not seem to realize where the system came from, how it managed to garner so much popular support despite its oddities and inadequacies, or just how completely it collides with the most admirable ideals and highest values of our heritage... It would be refreshing indeed if people could see the woeful system for what it really is, and made to think seriously about what a sad commentary it is on our society."
"Our National Shame: The Death Penalty and the Disuse of Clemency," Capital Univeristy Law Review, 1999
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 Emeritus, Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1974-2001