DPIC Podcasts

DPIC is pleased to provide podcasts that discuss a wide variety of issues relating to the death penalty.

Our podcasts cover three different types of death penalty issues.

  • DPIC's current monthly podcast series is called "Discussions With DPIC." We speak with death penalty experts about timely death penalty developments in the news.
  • The "On the Issues" podcast series explores different factual, legal, and ethical topics relating to capital punishment.
  • A second series of podcasts details the history of capital punishment in each state.

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    Death Penalty in the U.S.


    Published: Oct 24, 2014

    Vermont has a long his­to­ry of sparse use of cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment and saw a steady decline in the scope of crimes that were pun­ish­able by death through­out the years. The death penal­ty was ren­dered invalid in 1972 by Furman v. Georgia and has nev­er be…

    Death Penalty in the U.S.


    Published: Oct 10, 2014

    In the late 19th cen­tu­ry, as Hawaii became a cen­ter of agri­cul­tur­al pro­duc­tion, the immi­grants who were brought to the islands in a form of inden­tured servi­tude bore the brunt of the arbi­trari­ness of the judi­cial sys­tem in annexed Hawaii.…

    Death Penalty in the U.S.


    Published: Oct 10, 2014

    Alaska was under ter­ri­to­r­i­al and colo­nial rule from the 18th cen­tu­ry through 1959, when it became a state. This long his­to­ry of out­side influ­ence, in addi­tion to sev­er­al oth­er unique aspects of Alaska, have played an impor­tant role in the attitude…

    Death Penalty in the U.S.

    North Dakota

    Published: Sep 26, 2014

    North Dakota’s res­i­dents signed a peti­tion in 1915 about the bar­barous” and inef­fec­tive”. That very year, the North Dakota leg­is­la­ture passed a bill repeal­ing the death penal­ty and it has remained off the books ever since.…

    Death Penalty in the U.S.


    Published: Sep 17, 2014

    Minnesota became the 4th state to abol­ish the death penal­ty after a short his­to­ry of cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment filled with ques­tions about the fair­ness of a mur­der tri­al as well as the largest mass hang­ing in US history.…

    Death Penalty in the U.S.


    Published: Aug 29, 2014

    A series of botched hang­ings led to the state of Maine reex­am­in­ing its use of the death penal­ty. The state abol­ished the death penal­ty in 1876, but it was rein­stat­ed for a few years after a series of cold-blood­ed mur­ders”. The state abol­ished the…

    Death Penalty in the U.S.


    Published: Aug 29, 2014

    In 1853, Wisconsin became the first state to abol­ish the death penal­ty for all crimes, includ­ing treason.…

    Death Penalty in the U.S.


    Published: Aug 19, 2014

    In 1847, Michigan became the first English speak­ing juris­dic­tion and first U.S. state to abol­ish the death penalty.…