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Virginia’s Death Penalty: The Future is History

This course will explain the declining use of capital punishment in Virginia and across the country. Participants will examine the history of the death penalty, execution methods, changing legal standards, class and racial disparities, and the practices of the law enforcement community in carrying out Virginia’s capital punishment system. Guest speakers, including death row exonerees and murder victim family members, will share their experiences with the death penalty legal process.

Instructor Bio:

Dale Brumfield is the author of eight books, including his latest, "Virginia State Penitentiary: A Notorious History." He is Field Director for Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, and speaks on the penitentiary and the death penalty all around Virginia and Washington D.C.

Recommended Reading:

Brumfield, Dale. Virginia State Penitentiary: A Notorious History, 2017.
Garrett, Brandon. End of It's Rope, 2017.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B111 Dale Brumfield Nov 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec 3, 10 Mo 2:30-4:00 p.m. Country Inn and Suites A

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