Frank R. Baumgartner

Frank R. Baumgartner is the Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the co-author of The Decline of the Death Penalty and the Discovery of Innocence (Cambridge, 2008), and is preparing a new book, A Statistical Portrait of the Death Penalty.


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Four decades after the creation of the modern death penalty, the system remains racially biased, costly, and prone to error. Read more

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