The Execution Should Be Televised: An Amendment Making Executions Public
Zachary Baron Shemtob
affiliation not provided to SSRN
April 29, 2011
Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 78, No. 3, p. 859, Spring 2011
At the time of the American Revolution, executions were conducted in public. Our proposed constitutional amendment would make them public once again. Making executions public might seem intuitively troubling or even morally archaic. Reinstating public executions, however, would offer a profound affirmation of democratic transparency and accountability.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 9
Keywords: Capital Punishment, Criminal Law, Criminal JusticeAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: August 1, 2011 ; Last revised: August 4, 2011
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