Larence Darrow capital punishment ideas apply today?

1) Imagine you have gathered for dinner with friends and acquaintances. They know that
you have been studying the social sciences. A topic arises about crime and capital punishment and a debate ensues. Whether you agree or disagree with Clarence Darrow, what points that he made would you share with the people at the table? Would you say that any of his ideas apply today? If you believe that none of his ideas apply today, what evidence would you use to refute the ideas?