Please join us at the symposium on new research on the death penalty being hosted by the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice on September 27, 2012 from 3-5PM in the Banneker Room at Stamp Student Union. The purpose of this symposium is to review the most recent research on the death penalty.
Professor Daniel Nagin of Carnegie Mellon University who will
review the findings of the National Research Council on the deterrent effects of
the penalty; Professor Philip Cook from Duke who will discuss
his recent research on the costs of imposing the death penalty;
Professor Samuel Gross of the Michigan School of Law who will
review his findings on wrongful convictions; and our own Ray
Paternoster and Robert Brame from the University
of North Carolina Charlotte who will discuss the role of race and geography in
the imposition of death sentences.
This is not another debate about the
death penalty but rather a consideration of what social science tells us about
this ultimate penalty. The discussion after the presentations promises to be
lively. We hope you can join us.
For more information, please contact
Paula Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.