Friday, September 11, 2015

Capital Punishment

In the second episode of the Politi-Cal Podcast, we talk about capital punishment in California. We cover the death penalty's rocky history in modern America, how the practice has changed over time, and ways to address the problems that affect it.


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Learn straight from from the people who covered it first...

Erik Eckholm (The New York Times), August 31st 2015

Frank R. Baumgartner (The Washington Post Monkey Cage), August 5th 2015

Sam Stanton (The Sacramento Bee), August 5th 2015

Edvard Pettersson & Alison Vekshin (Bloomberg), July 17th 2015

Krishnadev Calamur (NPR), June 29th 2015

Howard Mintz (San Jose Mercury News), June 29th 2015

David von Drehle (TIME), May 28th 2015

California death penalty: New execution method will be proposed
Howard Mintz (San Jose Mercury News), June 3rd 2015

Utah Brings Back Firing Squad Executions; Witnesses Recall The Last One
NPR Staff (NPR), April 5th 2015

Paige St. John (Los Angeles Times), March 30th 2015

89.3 KPCC – Southern California Public Radio

Maura Dolan (Los Angeles Times), July 16th 2014

Evan Wagstaff (Los Angeles Times), July 16th 2014

Lindsey Bever (The Washington Post), April 30th 2014

Julie Small (89.3 KPCC), December 16th 2011

The Appeal of Death Row
Mary A. Fischer (The Atlantic), November 2011

Carol J. Williams (Los Angeles Times), June 20th 2011

Emanuella Grinberg (CNN), September 29th 2010

Henry Weinstein (Los Angeles Times), February 22nd 1996

Dan Morain (Los Angeles Times), October 5th 1994

Kristen Christopher (Los Angeles Times), January 17th 1990

Resources from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation:

History of Capital Punishment in California

Court Cases:

People v. Anderson , 6 Cal.3d 628 (SCOCAL)
February 18th 1972
June 29th 1972

August 31st 1979

People v. Frierson (Ballotpedia)

March 31st 1958

Research, Data, & More Information:
California Attorney General, Office of Victim’s Services

Judge Arthur L. Alarc√≥n & Paula M. Mitchell, Loyola Los Angeles Law Review, February 1st 2011 (vol. 44, no. 3)

(University of California, Hastings College of Law)

(University of California, Hastings College of Law)

Mervin D. Field (The California Poll), October 24th 1972

Death Penalty Information Center, July 1st 2015

University of California Office of the President

Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary

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