The Death Penalty on Trial
Thursday, January 27, 2005
Wine & Cheese Reception: 6:30 pm. Program: 7:00 pm
Admission: $15 $10 for Institute Members or $35 Special Admission includes one copy of
The Death Penalty on Trial (20% off ), $30 Members. RSVP Limited Seating
Location: The Independent Institute Conference Center, Oakland, CA.
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Few issues in public policy elicit as much heated debate as capital punishment. Historically, supporters and opponents of the death penalty have divided along conservative and liberal lines. In recent years, however, advances in forensic science have lead to the exoneration of numerous death-row inmates, prompting many people to re-think their positions. How can the criminal justice system be reformed to reduce the number of wrongful convictions and yet protect the innocent against violent crime? Bill Kurtis
, true-crime TV anchor (Cold Case Files and American Justice) and author of the new book, The Death Penalty on Trial
, and U.C. Berkeley law professor Franklin Zimring
, author of the new book, The Contradictions of American Capital Punishment
, address this life-or-death issue.
The Death Penality on Trial
With a novelists touch, an award-winning career in investigative reporting, and a moral to preach against capital punishment, Bill Kurtis has turned out an important message and a gripping read.
Death Penalty on Trial is an engrossing look at the American system of capital punishment through the lens of two startling death-penalty cases. It exhibits the classic hallmarks of the best journalism-meticulous investigation, lucid writing, and a nose for great stories-and makes addictive reading.
SCOTT TUROW, author of Presumed Innocent
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The Contradictions of American Capital Punishment
Zimring is doing more than making a case for or against; hes presenting an impressive array of facts, suggesting that the U.S. would be a better nation if it exorcised those vigilante values.
LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK REVIEW
A thought-provoking and genuinely original book which deserves to become a classic.
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