The Future of the Death Penalty in California and Beyond
DISCUSSANT: Erwin Chemerinsky (UC Irvine, School of Law)
CHAIR: Mona Lynch (UC Irvine, Criminology, Law & Society)
On Nov. 6, 2012, California voters have a chance to alter the state's expansive death penalty law, which was
passed by initiative in 1978. The upcoming ballot measure, the SAFE California Act, would replace the death penalty with the sentence of life without the possibility of parole as the maximum punishment for murder, and use the savings to fund increased law enforcement. This panel will discuss what this measure—together with a number of other abolition efforts happening around the country—tell us about the status of capital punishment in our state and our nation.
Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Nicola McCoy at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 5.