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

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Conklin, Michael, Flawed Logic for Death Penalty Abolition: An Analysis of Unrequited Innocence in U.S. Capital Cases (2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3629387 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3629387

Michael Conklin (Contact Author)

Angelo State University ( email )

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

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