U.S. executions have in the past and continue to be an undeniably important element in vetting political candidates. Similar to the politics of abortion, the political theatre surrounding the death penalty has been decisive, acted as both a vehicle and an obstacle for office seekers, and in several cases functioned as an exclusionary mechanism for presidential hopefuls. The death penalty has claimed over 1100 lives since its reinstatement in 1976, but at the same the symbolism of capital punishment has changed the history of the nation.
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About the Author
David Keys (PhD Missouri) is currently Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University-Las Cruces and former Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the State University of New York-Plattsburgh. He has written extensively on capital punishment, narcotics policy and addiction, as well as a forthcoming monograph on wrongful convictions, an examination of McCleskey v. Kemp (1987) co-authored with R. J. Maratea, and an edited volume on the life and contributions of David Baldus, co-edited with R. J. Maratea.
Corina Infante (New Mexico State BCJ, 2015) Ms. Infante is a native of El Paso, Texas. Her work includes an emphasis in empirical research methods as well as proportionality studies for criminal sentencing.