Covers issues such as geographic and racial disparities in death penalty sentencing, as well as exploring why people get different sentences for similar crimes.
(April 17, 2009)
Covers issues such as how clemency works in the criminal justice system, including who grants clemency, why clemency is granted, and how often it occurs.
(May 13, 2009)
Covers issues of cost in the criminal justice system, such as explaining the cost of a death penaly sentence versus life without parole, and the factors that influence the cost of execution.
(June 22, 2009)
Covers issues of deterrence, including views of police and criminologists about the deterrent effect of executions and statistical analysis of deterrence effects.
(July 9, 2009)
Covers issues of innocence in the death penalty, such as the possibility of innocent people sentenced to death, and whether the judicial process prevents wrongful execution.
(August 31, 2009)
Covers issues of race in the death penalty, such as whether race plays a role in criminal sentencing, analysis of race statistics in the justice system and measures intended to prevent racial factors in sentencing.
(January 14, 2010)
Covers the importance of high-quality representation and provides examples of inadequate representation in capital cases including statistics and individual cases.
(April 1, 2010)
Covers the variety of victims' families' reactions to the death penalty, the role of victim's family members in sentencing decisions, and victim impact statements.
(August 18, 2010)
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