Flawed Logic for Death Penalty Abolition: An Analysis of Unrequited Innocence in U.S. Capital Cases
6 Pages Posted: 13 Jul 2020
Date Written: 2020
This is a response to the recent article, Unrequited Innocence in U.S. Capital Cases: Unintended Consequences of the Fourth Kind which demonstrates many of the problems with abolitionist advocacy. Namely, the conflation of innocence with wrongful convictions and unaddressed issues with policy proposals.
Keywords: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Eighth Amendment, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Witherspoon v. Illinois, Race, Innocence Project, Death-Qualified Juries
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