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Document(s)

Fourteen Days in May

By Paul Hamann, on 30 November 2018


2018

Arguments against the death penalty

Multimedia content

Death Row Conditions 


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Fourteen Days in May is a documentary directed by Paul Hamann. The program recounts the final days before the execution of Edward Earl Johnson, an American prisoner convicted of rape and murder.

The documentary crew, given access to the prison warden, guards and chaplain and to Johnson and his family, filmed the last days of Johnson’s life in detail. The documentary argues against the death penalty and maintains that capital punishment is disproportionately applied to African-Americans convicted of crimes against whites. The programme features attorney Clive Stafford Smith, an advocate against capital punishment.

  • Document type Arguments against the death penalty / Multimedia content
  • Themes list Death Row Conditions 

Document(s)

Capital Clemency Resource Initiative

By American Bar Association, on 1 January 2018


2018

Arguments against the death penalty


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This ressource provided by the American Bar Association permits to help fill clemency petitions in the United States.

  • Document type Arguments against the death penalty
  • Themes list Clemency, Death Penalty,

Document(s)

Making the Media Work for You

By European Journalism Centre, on 1 January 2015


2015

Arguments against the death penalty


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  • Document type Arguments against the death penalty
  • Themes list Public opinion, Networks, Member organizations,

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The death penalty in China

By Bin Lu, Hong Liang / Columbia University Press, on 1 January 2015


Arguments against the death penalty


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Featuring experts from Europe, Australia, Japan, China, and the United States, this collection of essays follows changes in the theory and policy of China’s death penalty from the Mao era (1949–1979) through the Deng era (1980–1997) up to the present day. Using empirical data, such as capital offender and offense profiles, temporal and regional variations in capital punishment, and the impact of social media on public opinion and reform, contributors relay both the character of China’s death penalty practices and the incremental changes that indicate reform. They then compare the Chinese experience to other countries throughout Asia and the world, showing how change can be implemented even within a non-democratic and rigid political system, but also the dangers of promoting policies that society may not be ready to embrace.

  • Document type Arguments against the death penalty
  • Themes list Death Penalty, Country/Regional profiles,

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How to answer the deterrence argument

By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 1 January 2015


Arguments against the death penalty

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It was created to help all abolitionists answer the deterrent argument. It gives a definition of the deterrent theory, concrete reasons why academic studies have failed to prove the deterrent effect of the death penalty and compares figures about criminal rates in relation to abolition. It does not provide simple and easy answers, but explain, step by step, what to answer to those who believe that the death penalty has a deterrent effect.

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The Death Penalty in China

By Sky News / YouTube, on 1 January 2015


Arguments against the death penalty

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This Sky News Report discusses the administration of the death penalty in China; Innocent people who have been put to death, stealing the organs of the executed and the nature of the death penalty in China.

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EU Policy on Death Penalty

By Council of Europe, on 1 January 2014


2014

Arguments against the death penalty


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This page contains videos and documents on issues dealing with the death penalty.

  • Document type Arguments against the death penalty

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Cost

By National Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 1 January 2014


Arguments against the death penalty


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This document provides information on the cost of death penalty cases in the United States.

  • Document type Arguments against the death penalty
  • Themes list Networks, Financial cost,

Document(s)

Racial Bias

By National Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 1 January 2014


Arguments against the death penalty


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This webpage provides information on the link between racism and the death penalty in the United States.

  • Document type Arguments against the death penalty
  • Themes list Discrimination,

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Last 100 executed: Who are they?

By Death Penalty Information Center, on 1 January 2014


Arguments against the death penalty


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Some defendants who commit murder are automatically excluded from the death penalty in the U.S., such as juveniles and the intellectually disabled. Others with similar deficits are regularly executed. A new study by Robert Smith (l.), Sophie Cull, and Zoe Robinson examined the mitigating evidence present in 100 recent cases resulting in execution, testing whether the offenders possessed mitigating qualities similar to those spared from execution. This infographic presents some of their findings.

  • Document type Arguments against the death penalty
  • Themes list Mental Illness, Arbitrariness,