Yet are these reasons justified? The analysts pondered them. For instance, does the death penalty truly lead to justice? Or might it simply be a fantasy that the score can be settled in this manner? Donald Moss, M.D., of New York City and the session’s chair, said that he believes that it is a fantasy. So did Stephen Reisner, Ph.D., of New York City: "The belief that countering violence with violence—that is, the death penalty—will relieve tension is, I think, a fantasy. It will not do this."