DPIC Podcasts

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Discussions With DPIC

Discussions With DPIC — Women and the Death Penalty, with Professor Mary Atwell

Published: Mar 24, 2017

In obser­vance of Women’s History Month, DPIC staff mem­bers Anne Holsinger and Robin Konrad inter­view Mary Atwell, Ph.D., one of the nation’s fore­most experts on women on death row. Dr. Atwell is Professor Emerita of Criminal Justice at Radford University and author of three books on cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment, most recent­ly Wretched Sisters: Examining Gender and Capital Punishment. The pod­cast dis­cuss­es Dr. Atwell’s research and high­lights the themes and pat­terns present in cap­i­tal mur­der cas­es in…

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Innocence and Prosecutorial Misconduct

with Exoneree Isaiah McCoy and Lawyers Michael Wiseman and Herbert Mondros

Published: Feb 16, 2017

Robin Konrad, Director of Research and Special Projects, inter­views Isaiah McCoy, the nation’s 157th death-row exoneree, and his lawyers, Michael Wiseman and Herbert Mondros. McCoy was wrong­ly con­vict­ed and sen­tenced to death in Delaware in 2012. After win­ning a new tri­al in 2015, he was acquit­ted of all charges in January 2017. McCoy’s case fea­tured sev­er­al sys­temic prob­lems that plague the death penal­ty sys­tem: a lack of phys­i­cal evi­dence, eye­wit­ness­es who received deals from the prosecutor…

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2016 Year End Report

Another Record Decline in Death Penalty Use

Published: Dec 22, 2016

DPIC Executive Director Robert Dunham and Director of Research and Special Projects Robin Konrad dis­cuss the find­ings and themes of the 2016 DPIC Year End Report. This year marked his­toric lows in death sen­tences, exe­cu­tions, and pub­lic sup­port for the death penal­ty. They explore the rea­sons for the declines, look at what this year’s elec­tion results say about the death penal­ty, and describe the cas­es that result­ed in exe­cu­tions this…

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Intellectual Disability and the Death Penalty, With Law Professor John Blume

The U.S. Supreme Court Prepares to Hear Oral Argument in Moore v. Texas

Published: Nov 28, 2016

As the U.S. Supreme Court pre­pares to hear oral argu­ment in Moore v. Texas and con­sid­er the con­sti­tu­tion­al­i­ty of the state’s approach to decid­ing whether a defen­dant is intel­lec­tu­al­ly dis­abled, Cornell Law School Professor John Blume joins us to share his exper­tise on intel­lec­tu­al dis­abil­i­ty and the death penal­ty. He pro­vides con­text on the Supreme Court’s 2002 deci­sion, Atkins v. Virginia, which banned the exe­cu­tion of defen­dants with intel­lec­tu­al dis­abil­i­ties, and describes the clinical…

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Law professor and author John Bessler

Discussing Justice Stephen Breyer’s historic dissent in Glossip v. Gross

Published: Oct 21, 2016

Law pro­fes­sor and author John Bessler joins DPIC exec­u­tive direc­tor Robert Dunham to dis­cuss Against the Death Penalty,” a book ver­sion of Justice Stephen Breyer’s his­toric dis­sent in *Glossip v. Gross* in which he ques­tions the con­sti­tu­tion­al­i­ty of the death penal­ty. Professor Bessler edit­ed the book and wrote an exten­sive intro­duc­tion explain­ing the sig­nif­i­cance of the opin­ion. In a wide-rang­ing con­ver­sa­tion, Bessler and Dunham dis­cuss the dis­sent itself, the nation­al con­text of the…

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Jeffrey Wood and the Texas Law of Parties

with Expert Guest Kate Black

Published: Sep 14, 2016

Today, DPIC launch­es a new pod­cast series, Discussions With DPIC,” which will fea­ture month­ly, unscript­ed con­ver­sa­tions with death penal­ty experts on a wide vari­ety of top­ics. The inau­gur­al episode fea­tures a con­ver­sa­tion between Texas Defender Services staff attor­ney Kate Black and DPIC host Anne Holsinger, who dis­cuss the case of Jeffrey Wood and Texas’ unusu­al legal doc­trine known as the law of par­ties.” Wood’s case gar­nered nation­al media atten­tion because he was sen­tenced to death…