Elisabeth Semel Criticizes Death Penalty

-The Daily Californian, June 22, 2011 by Jalal Buckley

“There are many problems with its application, particularly how it discriminates against people of color,” Semel said. “It doesn’t prevent crime at the front end, in terms of stopping crimes from happening, it doesn’t provide for rehabilitation, it doesn’t deter crime, it doesn’t work.”

-The Recorder, June 24, 2011 by Kate Moser and Cheryl Miller
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Having more trials in triable cases would be a good thing, death penalty opponents say. “These ought to be going to trial,” said Elisabeth Semel, a professor and director of the Death Penalty Clinic.