Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Dartmouth College
Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"If executions protected innocent lives... that would weigh in the balance against capital punishment's heavy social costs. But despite years of trying, this benefit has not been proven to exist; the only certain effects of capital punishment are its liabilities... The death penalty serves no social purpose, and its abolition would be a practical and a moral step forward."
"Does Capital Punishment Deter Murder? A Brief Look at the Evidence," math.dartmouth.edu, Mar. 2010
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 of Mathematics, Dartmouth College, 1963-present (emeritus since 1998)
Research Associate, Rockefeller University, 1962-1963
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Stanford University, 1959-1962