The Execution Should Be Televised: An Amendment Making Executions Public

9 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2011 Last revised: 4 Aug 2011

Zachary Baron Shemtob

Independent

David Lat

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: April 29, 2011

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Capital Punishment, Criminal Law, Criminal Justice

Suggested Citation

Shemtob, Zachary Baron and Lat, David, The Execution Should Be Televised: An Amendment Making Executions Public (April 29, 2011). Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 78, No. 3, p. 859, Spring 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1899623

David Lat

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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