Last updated on: 8/3/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Cathleen Burnett, PhD Biography

Title:
Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology at the University of Missouri
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“I have been working with a group of committed volunteers to abolish the death penalty since 1987 – first as cofounder, then as president, and now as chair of the fund-raising committee.”

“Passion Through the Profession: Being Both Activist and Academic,” Social Justice, 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology, University of Missouri
  • Member, Western Missouri Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
  • Member, Missourians to Abolish the Death Penalty
  • Secretary, Hermitage Spiritual Retreat Center
  • Receiver of the Community Service Award, National Coalition to Abolish the
    Death Penalty, 1998
  • Receiver of the Sullivan Award for Peace and Justice, Catholic Charities of the Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese, 1998
  • Receiver of the Social Activist of the Year, Kansas City Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, 1997
Education:
  • PhD, Sociology, Vanderbilt University
  • MA, Sociology, Vanderbilt University
  • BA, Sociology, St. Lawrence University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does Clemency Serve as a Safeguard in Capital Punishment Cases?