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Capital punishment nationally and internationally discussed March 25

BOONE—Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center will speak March 25 at Appalachian State University.

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Dieter is a nationally recognized expert on capital punishment. His talk, “Capital Punishment in the USA and Around the World,” begins at 6 p.m. in Room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons.

Dieter’s most recent publications are “Smart on Crime: Reconsidering the Death Penalty in a Time of Economic Crisis,” “A Crisis of Confidence: Americans’ Doubts About the Death Penalty” and “The Death Penalty in Black and White: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides.”

The Death Penalty Information Center is a non-profit organization serving the public and the media with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment.