Associate Professor of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"Although policymakers and the public can continue to base support for use of the death penalty on retribution, religion, or other justifications, defending its use based solely on its deterrent effect is contrary to the evidence... At a minimum, policymakers should refrain from justifying its use by claiming that it is a deterrent to homicide and should consider less costly, more effective ways of addressing crime."
"Does the Death Penalty Save Lives? New Evidence from State Panel Data, 1977 to 2006," Criminology and Public Policy, 2009
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:
Associate Professor of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, 2007-present
Member, Student Affairs Committee, American Society of Criminology, 2008
Associate Professor of Justice Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2005-2007
Assistant Professor of Justice Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1998-2005
Research Assistant of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University, 1997-1998
Manuscript Reviewer for Criminology, Criminology and Public Policy, Justice Quarterly, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Social Problems, Homicide Studies, American Journal of Criminal Justice, Police Quarterly, Contemporary Economic Policy, Security Journal, Western Criminology Review, and Criminal Justice Policy Reviewer
PhD, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University, 1999
BA, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University, 1993