"David R. Dow: Lessons from Death Row Inmates"

During a new presentation, University of Houston Law Professor David R. Dow common lessons schooled from a 20 years during that he shielded over 100 genocide quarrel inmates. Professor Dow asserted that there are common factors in a lives of those who are now confronting collateral punishment.

Dow said, “[I]f we tell me a name of a genocide quarrel invalid – doesn’t matter what state he’s in, doesn’t matter if I’ve ever met him before – I’ll write his autobiography for you. And 8 out of 10 times, a sum of that autobiography will be some-more or reduction accurate… Eighty percent of a people on genocide quarrel are people who came from [some] arrange of dysfunctional family…. Eighty percent of a people on genocide quarrel are people who had bearing to a youthful probity system.”

Professor Dow asserts that involvement during progressing stages of defendants’ lives competence be one of a many effective ways of preventing them from committing aroused crimes after on: “People competence remonstrate about either [a murderer] should have been executed. But we consider everybody would determine that a best probable chronicle … would be a story where no murder ever occurs.” Professor Dow concludes that early involvement is also a some-more unsentimental use of taxpayers’ money. He said, “[F]or each $15,000 that we spend inserted in a lives of economically and differently disadvantaged kids in those progressing chapters, we save $80,000 in crime-related costs down a road. Even if we don’t determine that there’s a dignified needed that we do it, it only creates mercantile sense.”

(D. Dow, “Lessons from Death Row Inmates,” Tedx Austin, Jan 2012; DPIC Posted, Jun 27, 2012).  Read full twin of a presentation.  Listen to the podcast on Death Row.

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