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Websites For the Death Penalty

National Center For Policy Analysis: Idea House (Dallas/Washington 1997)
Series of pro-death penalty articles dealing with topics such as racism, recidivism, deterrence, and expanding the death penalty.

Clark County, Indiana, Prosecutor
The site has information about the death penalty in the U.S. and in Indiana as well as a collection of over 1,000 death penalty links arranged by subject.

Justice For All's comprehensive pro-death penalty site with articles, links, and up-to-date death penalty information and news.

Websites Against the Death Penalty

American Society of Criminology, Critical Criminology
This site has a general collection of death penalty information, including government statistics, court decisions, and articles and writing critical of the death penalty.

Amnesty International
This site offers publications, facts and figures, news releases, and information about death penalty moratorium and abolition efforts in the United States and around the world.

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
The page has listings of national, state, and local abolitionist organizations, legal resources, execution alerts, anit - death penalty issues and statistics.

American Civil Liberties Union, Death Penalty Campaign
This site provides news and information about capital punishment in the U.S. The page offers resources for activists, as well as updates on federal and state legislation regarding capital punishment.

Informational Websites

Cornell Law School Death Penalty Project
Provides state and federal statutes and case law.

Death Penalty Information Center
Site includes death penalty articles, essays, and quotes on issues of deterrence, cost, execution of the innocent, racism, public opinion, women, juveniles, mentally retarded, and more. The site also provides state-by-state statistics on death rows and executions, and death penalty news from around the country.

Death Penalty Information Center's Religion Resource Page

Capital Defense Weekly
This web site gives death penalty statistics, news, updates, and addresses of U.S. Governors.

U.S. Department of Justice Statistics: Capital Punishment
This annual report provides information on those under sentence of death, including information on the offender's sex, race, Hispanic origin, education, marital status, and age at time of arrest for capital offense. The report also provides information on methods of execution, trends, and time between imposition of death sentence and execution. Historical tables present executions since 1930 and sentencing since 1973.

Media Resources

Video Tour of North Carolina's Execution Process with Warden Marvin Polk (Video by Scott Langley, Langley Creations Documentaries)

Race to Execution

Part 1 of a Death Penalty Debate between Robert Blecker and Robert Bohm (approximately a half hour running time)*

Part 2 of a Death Penalty Debate between Robert Blecker and Robert Bohm (approximately a half hour running time)*

*Please contact us for other streaming formats.


Bryan Stevenson Discussing the Mental Retardation and the Death Penalty in the South (DePaul Law Review)

Video Version of Bryan Stevenson Discussing the Effects of Atkins in the South (DePaul Law Review)

Reflections on the Death Penalty with Sister Helen Prejean

You can reference this site for use in a research paper as follows:

  • Death Penalty Curricula for High School. 1 Nov 2001. Michigan State University Comm Tech Lab and Death Penalty Information Center. Date accessed <>.

Date accessed is the date on which you viewed the site.




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