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20242
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There were no major overhauls by the 2001 NC General Assembly in the field of criminal law and procedure; however, it did produce some significant changes. Possibly the most important legislation was in the death penalty area, with the Assembly sparing the lives of mentally retarded people and allowing prosecutors greater leeway in choosing between seeking life imprisonment or death as punishment for first-degree murder.
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23963
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The author examines lengthy and torturous executions in the U.S. last year. Many executions are botched because they employ a variety of lethal injection drugs that are often untested and unreliable.
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23960
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Anti-death penalty crusader Steve Dear stepped down from his position as Executive Director of People of Faith Against the Death Penalty, an organization in the Triangle that fights for social justice.
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25540
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UNC researchers are finding out why the death penalty debate, whether right or wrong, is fading away. According to political scientist Frank Baumgartner, media framing has a strong effect on juries and public opinion of the death penalty. The idea of innocent people getting executed is a dominant discussion point nationwide.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 27 Issue 3, Spring 2011, p6-11, il, por Periodical Website
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26213
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In 1976, the death penalty was ruled as a constitutionally valid form of punishment. Several UNC legal scholars disagree and claim that decision actually raised more legal and moral questions than before. They argue that our society will eventually reject the death penalty as an untenable, ineffective form of punishment.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 7 Issue 2, Winter 1990, p17-20, il, por Periodical Website
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27273
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Life Lines is an audio journal for death row inmates created by Duke University Divinity School graduates Chris Agoranos and Lars Akerson. The idea is to give inmates an opportunity to restore a sense of humanity and give those outside the prison a chance to look within, and perhaps, contribute to the national debate over the death penalty.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 36, Sept 2016, p9, il Periodical Website
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28829
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In North Carolina, a de facto moratorium has been in place for more than ten years, but people are still being sentenced to death. In the political debate over the death penalty, the cost of capital punishment is a financial burden on the state.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 43, Nov 2016, p14-17, il, por Periodical Website
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29953
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A United States Supreme Court decision held that the death penalty is an unconstitutionally disproportionate punishment for felony murder when the State does not prove that the defendant himself killed or was associated with killing a victim. This memorandum analyzes the Court’s decision and suggests ways to implement it under North Carolina’s death penalty procedures.
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35195
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Silas McDowell collected these two stories, “A Forced Marriage” and “Circumstantial Evidence,” from Mrs. Nancy McEntire, the woman whom he boarded with in Morganton, NC.