ASU series addresses death penalty in N.C., U.S.

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Article Published: Sep. 27, 2012 | Modified: Nov. 28, 2012
ASU series addresses death penalty in N.C., U.S.

Matt Robinson, professor of government and justice studies, will discuss the death penalty in North Carolina Oct. 10 at ASU.
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A series of programs addressing various issues related to the death penalty will be held at Appalachian State University.

All presentations begin at 6:30 p.m. in Room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons. The public is invited.

“The Death Penalty in North Carolina, the United States and Beyond” is a collaborative endeavor between Appalachian’s Department of Government and Justice Studies, Department of Sociology, Office of Multicultural Student Development, ACT Service-Learning & Community-Based Research Program, and the Center of Social Justice and Human Rights.

The first program was held Sept. 25 with Trina Seitz from the Department of Sociology, who discussed “North Carolina’s Death Penalty History.”

Other programs are:

• Oct. 10, “Just the Facts: The Death Penalty in N.C.” by Matt Robinson from the Department of Criminal Justice and Government Studies.

• Oct. 29, “Does the Death Penalty Serve Victims?” presented by Jean Parks from Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation.

• Nov. 6, “Race and Ethnicity and the Death Penalty in N.C.” presented by Frank Baumgartner from UNC Chapel Hill’s Department of Political Science and Cynthia Caravelis-Hughes from Western Carolina University’s Department of Criminal Justice.

• Nov. 27, “Innocence and the Death Penalty in N.C.” with panelists Darryl Hunt, a former inmate wrongfully convicted, Tarrah Callahan from the N.C. Coalition for a Moratorium, Glen Edward Chapman, a former inmate wrongfully convicted, and Pam Laughton, mitigation specialist and case investigator from UNC Asheville.

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