Last updated on: 8/20/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Colleen F. Johnson, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Economics at Eastern Oregon University
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“We would oppose the death penalty, were it simply a crap shoot, but this game is played with clearly loaded dice. Our criminal justice system, like every other institution in American society, is infected by prejudice and discrimination.”

Cowritten with Jeffery L. Johnson, “Poverty and the Death Penalty,” Journal of Economic Issues, June 2001

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Mayor, City of La Grande Oregon
  • Professor of Economics, Eastern Oregon State University
Education:
  • PhD, Washington State University, 1988
  • BA, University of Minesota, 1982
  • MS, California State University, 1976
  • BA, University of California, 1973
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does a Person's Income Level Affect the Likelihood of Receiving the Death Penalty?