NEW RESOURCE: DPIC Resources Available as 30th Anniversary of Gregg v. Georgia Approaches
July 2, 2006 will mark the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Gregg v. Georgia, an historic ruling that upheld newly crafted death penalty statutes and signaled the beginning of the modern era of capital punishment. This milestone presents the public with an opportunity to examine the application of the death penalty over the past three decades and to test whether the Court’s expectation of a fairer and less arbitrary system of capital punishment has been fulfilled. As this anniversary approaches, DPIC has compiled a set of resources related to this event, including a timeline of significant death penalty events over the past 30 years and a fact sheet on arbitrariness and the death penalty. The following resources are available in PDF format:
- A timeline of significant death penalty events during the past 30 years
- A fact sheet about the U.S. death penalty
- A fact sheet on arbitrariness and the death penalty
- DPIC’s latest report, “Blind Justice: Juries Deciding Life and Death With Only Half the Truth"