New Working Paper Offers a "Transatlantic Perspective" on Capital Punishment
"How is it that most 'western' industrialized,
democratic nations have succeeded in abolishing the death penalty, while
executions continue to take place in 31 American states? That is the
question underscoring a new Harvard Kennedy School Faculty Research Working Paper authored by Associate Professor Moshik Temkin.
'The Great Divergence: The Death Penalty in the United States and the Failure of Abolition in Transatlantic Perspective'
provides an historical perspective on national-level efforts to
eradicate capital punishment over the course of the past 100 years."