Effective Death Penalty Abolitionist Rhetoric: A Quantitative Analysis of What Works

Michael Conklin, Effective Death Penalty Abolitionist Rhetoric: A Quantitative Analysis of What Works, ___ LINCOLN MEMORIAL L. REV. ___ (2020 Forthcoming)

11 Pages Posted: 19 Jun 2020

Date Written: 2020

Abstract

This essay reports the findings of a study designed to measure the effectiveness of anti-death penalty rhetoric at decreasing support for the practice. Demographic factors, such as gender and political affiliation, were also analyzed for potential causal relationships. The surprising results of this novel study will help inform abolitionist advocates as to the best practices for promoting their message. Furthermore, the findings invite future research into death penalty attitudes and advocacy.

Keywords: Capital punishment, Death penalty, Eighth Amendment, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Race, Innocence project, Cost,

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Conklin, Michael, Effective Death Penalty Abolitionist Rhetoric: A Quantitative Analysis of What Works (2020). Michael Conklin, Effective Death Penalty Abolitionist Rhetoric: A Quantitative Analysis of What Works, ___ LINCOLN MEMORIAL L. REV. ___ (2020 Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3626284

Michael Conklin (Contact Author)

Angelo State University ( email )

2601 W. Avenue N
San Angelo, TX 76909
United States

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