Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Dartmouth College
Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"If executions protected innocent lives... that would weigh in the balance against capital punishment's heavy social costs. But despite years of trying, this benefit has not been proven to exist; the only certain effects of capital punishment are its liabilities... The death penalty serves no social purpose, and its abolition would be a practical and a moral step forward."
"Does Capital Punishment Deter Murder? A Brief Look at the Evidence," math.dartmouth.edu, Mar. 2010
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 of Mathematics, Dartmouth College, 1963-present (emeritus since 1998)
Research Associate, Rockefeller University, 1962-1963
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Stanford University, 1959-1962