Author: Colleen Eren

Colleen Eren is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at CUNY LaGuardia, and formerly served as Director of Organizing for New Yorkers for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. Her upcoming book, The Crisis and Bernie Madoff, will be published by Stanford University Press.

The Right Anti-Death Penalty Movement?

Framing Abolitionism for the Twenty-first Century

Since the year 2000, victories claimed by death penalty abolitionists have seemed significant. In 1999, the United States executed 98 death-row inmates, the highest number since capital punishment’s reinstatement following the Gregg v. Georgia Supreme Court ruling in 1976. Subsequently, however, executions have been on the decline, with 39 inmates killed in 2013.