Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology at New York University School of Law
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"I bumped into some undergraduates... and one of them... asked what I was talking about and I said I was talking about capital punishment. And she said are you talking for it or are you talking against it? And in fact the answer is neither. I’m going to try and talk about capital punishment today as a kind of sociological object to be explained, not a moral issue that we should argue about or even a political question that we have to be for or against but rather as a kind of interesting, one might even say odd, institution that... only really occurs today in the USA, of all the western world."
"American Capital Punishment: Law in the Shadow of Lynching," Lecture at East Kentucky University, Mar. 1, 2007, video available at www.eku.edu
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:
Fellow, American Society of Criminology, 2007-present
Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, May 2001-present
Professor of Sociology, New York University, Sep. 1997-present
Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1995-present
John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, 2006-2007
Havens Center Fellow, Havens Center, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Department of Sociology. Oct. 6-10, 2003
Professor of Law, New York University Law School, Sep. 1997-2001
Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California, 1997
Professor, New York University Global Law School Program, 1995-1997
Personal Chair, Faculty of Law, University of Edinburgh, 1992-1997
Reader, Faculty of Law, University of Edinburgh, 1992-1997
Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Edinburgh, 1979-1990
Davis Fellow, Shelby Cullom Davis Center of Historical Studies, Princeton University, 1984-1985