Monday, September 10, 2012

CCJS Symposium: "The Death Penalty - Can We Live Without It?"

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.
Speakers include 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