Professor Sharon Dolovich Mentioned in the New York Times Regarding California’s Support of the Death Penalty

November 15, 2016—Professor Sharon Dolovich was mentioned in an article for the New York Times that discussed California’s consistent support to keep the death penalty despite optimistic predictions that less than half of voters would oppose Prop 62. However, 54% of voters opposed the repeal of the death penalty in California.

Professor Dolovich contributed these results to the anxious political mood of the country. “When people are scared, that fear can manifest as a punitive impulse,” says Dolovich.

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