Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder
Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"Even if one concedes, for the sake of argument, that some people like Timothy McVeigh deserve to die, we run into all sorts of problems drawing the line between who deserves to live and who deserves to die... At the end of the day, we make so many mistakes in making those decisions that the only clear lesson is that we do not deserve to kill."
"Top Death Penalty Expert Joins CU-Boulder Faculty," University of Colorado News Center, Aug. 29, 2001
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Professor, Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2001-present
Former Associate Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder
Visiting Professor, School of Law, University of Westminster, England, 1995-present
Recipient, Paul Tappan Award "For Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Criminology," Western Society of Criminology, Feb. 23, 2006
Recipient, Steven M. Goldstein Criminal Justice Award, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, May 2000
Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Florida, 1996-2001
Professor, Sociology, University of Florida, 1993-2001
Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Florida, 1984-1993
Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Florida, 1979-1984
Criminologist of the Year Award, Critical Criminology Division, American Society of Criminology, Nov. 1997