Dyer, Justin W.
5 Articles at Lifeissues.net

Justin Dyer is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He can be reached at dyerjb@missouri.edu

Contact: dyerjb@missouri.edu

Articles

Sexually Violent Predator Laws and Indefinite Confinement: Insights from C.S. Lewis

Sexually violent predator laws permit the indefinite confinement of persons who have already served a sentence for their crime. They are a perfect example of what C.S. Lewis called the humanitarian theory of punishment, replacing punishment and desert with treatment and therapy.

Date posted: 2017-07-31

Federal Policies on Transgender Students: Serving Neither the Community, the Family, nor the Transgender Student

The recent "Dear Colleague" letter from the Departments of Justice and Education relies on an ideology of expressive individualism to handle issues of gender identity. It does so to the detriment of community, family, and those it intends to serve. It also eliminates one of the most basic and universally accepted forms of privacy.

Date posted: 2016-07-10

Understanding the Slavery-Abortion Analogy

In both Dred Scott and Roe, the justices of the Supreme Court had to decide what it means to be a person, whether human beings can be considered property, and what it means to be deprived of liberty. They got it wrong both times.

Date posted: 2014-03-19

Abortion After Tiller

A new documentary on late-term abortion providers shows us that the abortion debate is much more about why life is valuable than about when human life begins.

Date posted: 2013-07-19

Reckoning with Roe v. Wade

While of course no serious or compassionate person today would advocate making abortion a capital offense, as Farr did, every embryology textbook would confirm what doctors like Samuel Farr knew in the eighteenth-century -- that abortion kills an actual human being.

Date posted: 2011-02-19