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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    On the Issues

    Supreme Court

    Published: Aug 08, 2011

    A sum­ma­ry of the role of the Supreme Court in the death penal­ty, includ­ing dis­cus­sion of major deci­sions by the court on cap­i­tal punishment.…

    On the Issues

    Legal Process

    Published: Jun 28, 2011

    A sum­ma­ry of the legal process involved in a death sen­tence, includ­ing jury selec­tion and the appeals process.…

    On the Issues


    Published: May 05, 2011

    Covers some of the his­to­ry of exe­cut­ed women in America, as well as issues of gen­der bias and dif­fer­ences among gen­ders in sup­port for the death penalty.…

    On the Issues

    Mental Illness and Intellectual Disability

    Published: Apr 01, 2011

    Covers the def­i­n­i­tion of men­tal ill­ness, Supreme Court rul­ings relat­ed to insan­i­ty, men­tal ill­ness and intel­lec­tu­al dis­abil­i­ty, and exam­ples of severe­ly men­tal­ly ill inmates who have been executed.…

    On the Issues

    Lethal Injection

    Published: Mar 04, 2011

    Covers the his­to­ry of lethal injec­tion, involve­ment of med­ical pro­fes­sion­als, court rul­ings, and recent prob­lems with drug avail­abil­i­ty and pro­to­col changes.…

    On the Issues

    Reader’s Choice, Part II

    Published: Jan 14, 2011

    Answers read­ers’ ques­tions on crim­i­no­log­i­cal the­o­ries, meth­ods of exe­cu­tion, costs, and the future of the death penalty.…

    On the Issues

    Reader’s Choice, Part I

    Published: Dec 17, 2010

    Answers read­ers’ ques­tions on how pros­e­cu­tors decide to seek the death penal­ty, death-qual­i­fied juries, DNA test­ing, and Americans on death row in oth­er countries.…

    On the Issues


    Published: Aug 18, 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.…