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Apr 22, 2021

Commentary: Ending Capital Punishment is a Core Component of Reconceptualizing Public Safety’ in an Era of Punitive Excess

As the United States under­goes an awak­en­ing on racial injus­tices in polic­ing and the judi­cial process, com­men­ta­tors and pub­lic pol­i­cy advo­cates are call­ing for a reimag­in­ing of pub­lic safe­ty and crim­i­nal pun­ish­ment that rejects the reflex­ive impo­si­tion of harsh pun­ish­ment as an instru­ment of social control.