Last updated on: 10/7/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

William D. Richardson, PhD Biography

Title:
Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“By including a phrase that allowed for the possibility that citizens might be denied their life, liberty, or property if certain procedural safeguards were in place;they [Founding Fathers] implied that individual life might be taken by the state under the right circumstances.”

The Leviathan’s Choice, 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Distinguished Professor, Department of Political Science, University of South Dakota, 1998-present
  • Odeen-Swanson Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of South Dakota
  • Director, W. O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership
  • Fellow, American Council on Education, New College of Florida, 2005-2006
  • Professor, Georgia State University
Education:
  • PhD, Political Science, State University of New York at Buffalo
Other:
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