Symposium on Restorative Justice and the Death Penalty

10th annual symposium on restorative justice

ORGANIZED BY INTEGRATED STUDIES & PEACE AND JUSTICE STUDIES

SCHEDULE

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

LI 120
Library Auditorium 

8:30-9:45 a.m. 
Tyler McDonald, UVU Student, Death Penalty Researcher
Presentation: "Researching Utahans' Attitudes Toward the Death Penalty."

10:00-11:15 a.m.
Mark Umbreit, Professor of Social Work, University of Minnesota. Director, Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking. 
Presentation: “Peacebuilding Through Restorative Dialogue: A Social Movement in the Global Community.”

11:30-12:45 p.m.
Participants break for lunch.

1-2:15 p.m.
David Dow, Distinguished Professor of Law at Houston Law Center.
Presentation: “Who Benefits When the State Executes Murderers?”

2:30-3:45 p.m.
Sandy McGunigall-Smith
Professor of Behavioral Science, Utah Valley University. Specialist in Quality of Life for Death-Sentenced Inmates.
Presentation: “Autonomy in Extremis: An Intelligent Waiver of Appeals on Death Row.”

4:00-5:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion, with speakers and faculty: “Restoring Justice."

About This Year's Symposium Speakers:

Dr. Mark Umbreit is a Professor and founding Director of the Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota, School of Social Work. He is an internationally recognized practitioner and scholar with more than 40 years of experience as a mediator, teacher, researcher, and author of numerous books and articles.   

David R. Dow is the Cullen Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, and the Rorschach Visiting Professor of History at Rice University. A graduate of Rice and Yale, Dow's areas of expertise include constitutional law and theory, contract law, and death penalty law. He is the founder and director of the Texas Innocence Network and author of several books dealing with death penalty issues. 

Dr. Sandy McGunigall-Smith's original research includes unique interviews with death row inmates. Her recently published article is entitled “Autonomy in Extremis: An Intelligent Waiver of Appeals on Death Row” and is published in the American Journal of Criminal Justice.  Dr. McGunigall-Smith received her Ph.D. in Criminology from University of Wales , Bangor in 2005. She is a Professor of Legal Studies in the Behavioral Science Department at Utah Valley University where she teaches, publishes and participates in original research with students.  

Tyler McDonald was part of Dr. McGunigall-Smith's UVU student research team that conducted a survey of 6,000 Utah residents on their attitudes towards the death penalty.  He will be presenting his findings during the 8:30 am session.


This event is free and open to the public.


Promotional Materials

12x18 Symposium Poster & Schedule

Related Pages

The Death Penalty Information Center
Amnesty International

 

Previous RJDP Symposia at UVU

1st Annual Symposium on Restorative Justice and the Death Penalty: A Personal Perspective from Death Row
2nd Annual Symposium on Restorative Justice and the Death Penalty: Sister Helen Prejean, Dead Man Walking
3rd Annual Symposium on Restorative Justice and the Death Penalty
4th Annual Symposium on Restorative Justice and the Death Penalty: Punishment and the Dealth Penalty
5th Annual Symposium on Restorative Justice and the Death Penalty
6th Annual Symposium on Restorative Justice and the Death Penalty: What Does Justice Require?
7th Annual Symposium on Restorative Justice and the Death Penalty: Humanity and Justice - The Possibility 
8th Annual Symposium on Restorative Justice and the Death Penalty: From Capital Punishment to Restorative Justice - Where Does America Stand?
9th Annual Symposium on Restorative Justice and the Dealth Penalty: Why does the U.S. retain the Death Penalty?

Resources

The Death Penalty Information Center
Amnesty International