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The Death Penalty in California: Justice or Vengeance

Gary Gibson

Can and should a government lawfully kill its citizens who are convicted of murder? Should we get rid of the death penalty altogether? Alternatively, should we eliminate obstacles to its use and stop the 10-year delay in executions? California has had a death penalty since 1850. In November 2016 a majority of the state’s voters agreed to retain it, even though many other states have recently abolished capital punishment or curtailed its use. How did we get here, and where are we going with the ultimate punishment? This lecture will explore these always interesting and controversial issues.

Instructor: Gary Gibson is a recently retired San Diego County Deputy Public Defender, an adjunct professor at California Western School of Law, and a frequent lecturer on issues involving the criminal-justice system.

Coordinator: Mark Evans

Course Number: OSHR-70005   Credit: 0 units


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04/14/2017 In-class 123336 $0.00  

Day and Time: Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla