Professor of Integrated Studies at Utah Valley University
Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"There have long been compelling reasons to oppose the death penalty: the persistence of race, class, and ethnic bias; its profound arbitrariness; its failure to deter more effectively than its alternatives; its exceptional costs. The power of such critiques is itself significantly enhanced by the convergence of the two forces - international pressure and the innocence argument - on which this book focuses. The fact that a significant number of those whose lives the state ends are not only selected on arbitrary and discriminatory grounds, but also are innocent of the crime for which they are being punished only intensifies the gravity of the abuse of state power that constitutes the American death penalty."
Cowritten with Laurelyn Whitt, PhD, The Bitter Fruit of American Justice: International and Domestic Resistance to the Death Penalty, 2007
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, Integrated Studies, Utah Valley University, 2003-present
Issue Editor, Guild Practitioner, Fall 2004
Professor, Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 2001-2003
Chair, Death Penalty Panel, Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, 2001
Visiting Scholar, Humanities, Michigan Technological University, Summer 1998 and 2000
Professor, Criminal Justice, Ferris State University, 1997-2001
Professor, Criminal Justice, Gogebic Community College, 1995-1996
Practicing lawyer, 1994-1997
Counsel, SAIF Water Committee, Lancaster/Northumberland Interfaith Service Council, 1991-present
Cowritten with Eric G. Lambert, Scott D. Camp, and Shanhe Jiang, "The Impact on Death Penalty Support, Revisited," Crime and Delinquency, 2008
Cowritten with Laurelyn Whitt, The Bitter Fruit of American Justice: International and Domestic Resistance To the Death Penalty, 2007
Cowritten with Eric Lambert, "The Impact of Information on an Individual’s Support for the Death Penalty: A Partial Test of the Marshall Hypothesis Among College Students," Criminal Justice Policy Review, 2001
Cowritten with Laurie Anne Whitt, "University Senates and the Law: A Case Study," Thought and Action: The NEA Higher Education Journal, Fall 1999