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February 24, 2011

Breaking news on state killing: there is now an app for that!

DPIC app I received via e-mail yesterday this notable news from the Death Penalty Information Center about being able to follow the death penalty while "on the go": 

The Death Penalty Information Center is pleased to offer a new mobile application for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.  This FREE application provides access to the most frequently used resources on DPIC's main website, including our Fact Sheet on the Death Penalty, our Execution Database, and the most recent death penalty news from around the country.  Click here to download the mobile application through iTunes. 

Users may also download the mobile application directly from the App Store on their mobile device by searching for "DPIC" or "Death Penalty Information Center."  Please let us know if you’d like us to add other resources.

This new post from the folks at the Houston Press, headlined "Death Penalty: Your Newest App," provides a fittingly cheeky review and follow-up on this latest new media development:

Have your Angry Birds gone postal?  You might need the newest app, from the Death Penalty Information Center....

DPIC is also asking people if they'd like other resources added to the app.

A last meals database?

A countdown clock for attorneys trying to file paperwork with Sharon Keller?

Up-to-date availability and pricing information on hard-to-get euthanizing drugs?

Let them know.

Though I am inclined to poke fun at the development of DPIC's app, I am also eager to seriously urge other leading resources on crime and punishment to consider the opportunity for using new media for information dissemination.  I really would love to see the US Sentencing Commission develop a sophisticated app to enable researchers and practitioners with easy and ready access to federal sentencing data.  Similarly, it would be great to have an app that assembles, organizes and effectively presents crime rates, recidivism statistics and corrections data for various jurisdictions.

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When DPIC adopts an app for being the neutral and balanced source its bland name implies, please let us know.

Posted by: Bill Otis | Feb 24, 2011 1:51:31 PM

Fortunately, an increasing number of media outlets have finally caught on and, thus, now identify the DPIC as being an anti-death penalty organization. One just wishes DPIC head Richard Dieter would unabashedly and honestly come out and say what his organization's true position is, without slyly disseminating anti-capital punishment propaganda under the veneer of scholarly "non-partisan" neutrality.

Posted by: alpino | Feb 24, 2011 8:20:51 PM

Hello, Brian is here, this is really really good news, there is no doubt about it. But free access could accelerate the chance of malpractice.

Posted by: George Allen | Feb 25, 2011 7:32:05 AM

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Posted by: clarksville defense lawyer | Feb 28, 2011 7:12:13 PM

hey

Posted by: angellina | Mar 16, 2011 12:07:43 PM

I can't believe there is really an app for that.

Posted by: Ezenwa | Apr 26, 2011 1:49:57 AM

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