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A panel discussion hosted by the European Union on the status of the death penalty in the US.

(October 21, 2014)

This video by Rob Stansfield, PhD of Sociology & Anthropology at University of Guelph, depicts the history of abolition of capital punishment in the United States, on a state by state basis, from 1846 to 2012.

(October 22, 2012)

Voice of America - Shujaa Graham interview
Voice of America interview with Shujaa Graham, who was acquitted of a wrongful conviction for murder after several years on death row.

(August 8, 2012)

Democracy Now - Bud Welch interview
In an segment following the Aurora, Colorado shooting, Democracy Now interviewed Bud Welch, who lost his 23-year-old daughter Julie in the bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building on April 19, 1995, which killed 168 people. After initially supporting capital punishment for his daughter’s killing, Welch has become a vocal opponent of the death penalty.

(July 23, 2012)

TED - David R. Dow: Lessons from death row inmates
What happens before a murder? In looking for ways to reduce death penalty cases, David R. Dow realized that a surprising number of death row inmates had similar biographies. In this talk he proposes a bold plan, one that prevents murders in the first place.

(June, 2012)


Al Jazeera English - How many innocent people has the US executed?  Interview with Richard Dieter regarding a recent investigative study by a team from Columbia University that claims Carlos DeLuna was in fact innocent of the crime that Texas executed him for. 

(May, 2012)

Prosecutorial Accountability Project from Bruce France on Vimeo.

American Bar Association Video of the "Prosecutorial Accountability in the Post-Connick V. Thompson Era: Reforms and Solutions" ABA panel held in New Orleans as part of the ABA's mid-year meeting. 

(February, 2012)

WTNH Connecticut News story on more than 100 Connecticut residents who had lost a loved one to murder making a plea for the repeal of the state's death penalty.

(February 29, 2012)

North Carolina Racial Justice Act Hearings

Testimony in the Racial Justice Act hearings in North Carolina of Bryan Stevenson and Barbara O'Brien regarding racial bias in jury selection. 

(February 13, 2012)


A video produced by the American Civil Liberties Union featuring three North Carolina citizens who believe they were excluded from serving on juries in capital cases because of their race. The video was released in conjunction with the first court challenge brought under North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act.

(February 2, 2012)


Interview with Richard Dieter on the use of pentobarbital in executions.

(June 9, 2011)


With the US continuing to execute prisoners, Fault Lines looks at the politics driving capital punishment in the US.

(September 09, 2010)

Crime After Crime official trailer (Summer 2011) from Crime After Crime on Vimeo.

Crime After Crime: a documentary of the Debbie Peagler case.
Convicting the Innocent: Annual Celebration of Constitution Day Constitution Project Webcast - How Flaws in the Criminal Justice System Result in Wrongful Convictions:  The Constitution Project presents Garrett and Jim and Nancy Petro with its fifth annual Constitutional Commentary Award, given to "the author or producer of an outstanding work that has improved the quality of public discourse through insightful, articulate analysis of a constitutional issue of the day."
Crime Reporter Delivers Death Sentence A video by the Fair Trial Initiative that explores the egregious flaws in the resentencing trial of Jerry Conner, on death row in North Carolina (2007).
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Protecting a National Moral Consensus: Challenges in the Application of Atkins v. Virginia

March 9, 2007 - 17th Annual DePaul Law Review Symposium:
Protecting the Constitutional rights of someone facing the death penalty is a complex and compelling challenge, especially when that person is a member of a class that is often underrepresented and misunderstood within the legal system. To ensure that the rights of all members of all classes are protected, DePaul's Center for Justice in Capital Cases has committed itself to reforming the administration of the Death Penalty System one life at a time. (free on iTunes)

A Video Tour of North Carolina's Execution Process with Warden Marvin Polk. This film was shot during a media tour in November 2005, between the executions of Steven McHone (11/11/05) and Elias Syriani (11/18/05) by Scott Langley of Langley Creations (released 2007).
PBS: Online NewsHour After a California judge ruled that lethal injection is unconstitutional and Florida suspended executions, PBS tackles the question of whether or not lethal injection is ethical (December 19, 2006).
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group - The Supreme Court and Access to Effective Counsel Presented by the Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group with the participation of The Constitution Project, The Federalist Society, George Kendall and Dean Mazzone.  Discussion of the Supreme Court decisions in Lafler v. Cooper, Missouri v. Frye, Maples v. Thomas and Martinez v. Ryan clarifying the rights of defendants in criminal cases to effective assistance of counsel during plea negotiations.  (April 13, 2012)
ABC Radio National: Life Matters "US Death Penalty Case"

Discussion of the issues surrounding the Teresa Lewis execution in Virginia.

(September 23, 2010)

Northern Kentucky University Symposium Podcast Requires iTunes. From an October 17, 2009 symposium held on criminal justice issues.
NPR: STORYCORPS: Recording America "Father Finds Peace in Forgiveness" Hector Black's daughter was murdered after she surprised an intruder in her Atlanta home. In this powerful recording, Black discusses how he found peace in forgiving the man who murdered his child. (February 8, 2008)
BBC Radio: Law in Action Are lethal injections unconstitutional in the United States? Sister Helen Prejean and Professor Robert Blecker speak. Plus: should intercept evidence be admissible in UK courts? Law in Action hears from spooks and prosecutors on both sides of the debate. (free on iTunes) (October 30, 2007)

Congress OKs Fast-Tracked Executions from NPR

Weekend Edition Saturday · Congress says the Attorney General can fast-track death penalty cases in states that give capital defendants adequate representation. It's the latest effort to cut down on the amount of time prisoners spend on death row. (September 22, 2007)

New Jersey Panel: Abolish State's Death Penalty

Melissa Block from All Things Considered talks with James Abott, Police Chief of West Orange: New Jersey, about the Legislative Commission's recommendation to abolish the death penalty. (January 3, 2007)
U.S. Death Sentences Hit 30-Year Low Laura Sullivan for the Morning Edition covers US Death Sentencing and the DPIC 2006 Year End Report. (December 15, 2006)
Faces of Wrongful Convictions

The Faces of Wrongful Conviction Conference, hosted by the ACLU of California affiliates and the UCLA School of Law from April 7-9, 2006, facilitated the first-ever gathering of California's wrongfully-convicted and exonerated individuals. These are their stories. (August 9, 2006)

North Carolina Launches 'Innocence Board' NPR Radio interviews North Carolina Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake, Jr. regarding the new "Innocence Board." This board will investigate claims of innocence among prisoners. (August 5, 2006)

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