Entries tagged with “DPIC Testimony

May 17, 2017

Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice, Louisiana House of Representatives: Testimony on HB 101 – Eliminating the death penal­ty for offens­es com­mit­ted on or after August 12017

Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice, Louisiana House of Representatives: Testimony on HB 101 – Eliminating the death penal­ty for offens­es com­mit­ted on or after August 1, 2017 by Robert Brett Dunham, Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center (Baton Rouge, May 172017)

Policy Issues

Arbitrariness

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Deterrence

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Murder Rates

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Feb 19, 2019

Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety, New Hampshire House of Representatives: Testimony on HB 455 – Changing the penal­ty for cap­i­tal mur­der to life impris­on­ment with­out the pos­si­bil­i­ty for parole

Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety, New Hampshire House of Representatives: Testimony on HB 455 – Changing the penal­ty for cap­i­tal mur­der to life impris­on­ment with­out the pos­si­bil­i­ty for parole by Robert Brett Dunham, Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center (Concord, February 19, 2019). Exhibits to Mr. Dunham’s tes­ti­mo­ny can be accessed here.

Jan 27, 2016

Criminal Justice Committee, Florida Senate: Materials from hear­ing on revi­sions to Florida’s death penal­ty statute in light of Hurst v. Florida

Criminal Justice Committee, Florida Senate: Materials from hear­ing on revi­sions to Florida’s death penal­ty statute in light of Hurst v. Florida fea­tur­ing tes­ti­mo­ny of Robert Dunham, Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center (Tallahassee, January 27, 2016). Mr. Dunham’s tes­ti­mo­ny begins at the 11:30 mark of the video of the Senate Committee Meeting.

Sep 15, 1999

Historic Illinois Hearings Address Innocence and the Death Penalty

Following a series of cel­e­brat­ed releas­es of inno­cent defen­dants from its death row, Illinois’s House of Representatives held hear­ings to address the state’s sys­tem of cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment on September 15 & 16, 1999. Among those who tes­ti­fied were Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking; Mike Farrell, actor and human rights activist; Renny Cushing, Director of Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation; Bryan Stevenson, Director of Equal Justice Initiative; Professor Lawrence Marshall, Northwestern University School of Law; Richard Dieter, Executive Director of Death Penalty Information Center

Dec 07, 2005

Speech by Richard C. Dieter giv­en at the International Conference on Human Rights and the Death Penalty

Tokyo, JapanDecember 6 – 7, 2005Next we would like to wel­come, Mr. Richard Dieter, Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center.I would like to thank the European Commission, the American Bar Association and the Japan Federation of Bar Associations for invit­ing me to speak about the death penal­ty in the United States. I first want to say that our Japanese hosts have been espe­cial­ly gra­cious – I imme­di­ate­ly felt wel­comed here, and I want to thank you for that.Today we are address­ing the cul­tur­al aspects of the death penal­ty, and the United States…

Jul 07, 2008

Testimony of Richard C. Dieter, Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center, before the Nevada Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice regard­ing the costs of the death penal­ty and relat­ed issues

Testimony of Richard C. Dieter, Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center, before the Nevada Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice regard­ing the costs of the death penal­ty and relat­ed issues (July 7, 2008; tele­phon­ic testimony)

Feb 21, 2007

Third World Congress Against the Death Penalty

The Third World Congress Against the Death Penalty took place in Paris from February 1 – 3, 2007. During this time, Paris wel­comed hun­dreds of death penal­ty experts and activists from around the world, includ­ing numer­ous U.S. rep­re­sen­ta­tives who pro­vid­ed a broad overview of cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment trends in the U.S. Among the American pan­elists who par­tic­i­pat­ed in the Congress were:

Policy Issues

Innocence

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Jul 02, 2006

Tipping the Scales: Supreme Court Fails to Recognize Danger of Executing the Innocent

The Anniston StarSection: OpinionJuly 2, 2006Author: Richard C. DieterSpecial to The StarIn decid­ing a nar­row issue about an obscure part of Kansas’ death penal­ty law, the Supreme Court last week revealed a chasm of dif­fer­ing opin­ions regard­ing the fun­da­men­tal reli­a­bil­i­ty of cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment in this coun­try. Although the oppos­ing views were wide­ly diver­gent and sharply expressed, the court did us all a ser­vice by iden­ti­fy­ing the key prob­lem that may decide the future of the death penal­ty in this coun­try in com­ing years.The issue before the court was sim­ply whether…