July 28, 2014
COMMENTARY: The death penalty is never humane, even when carried out swiftly
Photo courtesy James Fox
James Alan Fox is the Lipman Family professor of criminology, law and public policy at Northeastern University. For use with RNS-FOX-COLUMN transmitted July 28, 2014. Photo courtesy James Fox
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(RNS) I am concerned about relentless efforts to make the administration of capital punishment streamlined, straightforward, and simple. It should never be easy to kill a person.