The Death Penalty Project, founded by Simons Muirhead and Burton Solicitors and now an independent NGO, provides free legal assistance to persons facing the death penalty. The Project is also active in the cause of abolition and ensuring human rights standards are met.
Amnesty International is an international human rights organisation. Amnesty has a particular interest in the death penalty and produces research and reports on its use.
World Coalition Against the Death Penalty is a group of NGOs and civil organisations which campaigns for the abolition of capital punishment.
Death Penalty Information Center is a resource for information on capital punishment in the United States. The site contains a wealth of research on the death penalty.
Reprieve is a UK-based NGO founded by Clive Stafford-Smith. The organisation works to uphold the rights of vulnerable persons including those facing execution.
Greater Caribbean for Life is an organisation urging abolition of the death penalty across the Caribbean.
Death Penalty Worldwide is a resource on the death penalty founded by Professor Sandra Babcock of Cornell University in affiliation with the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.
International Campaign Against the Death Penalty was established in 2010 to undertake complementary actions to anti-death penalty initiatives taken by regional and national organisations.
Hands off Cain is a group of parliamentarians campaigning for the abolition of capital punishment.
The Other Death Penalty Project is a resource aimed at providing information on the effects of life imprisonment without prospect of parole, and at halting the spread of this penalty.
Books and Journal Articles
Susan Bandes (2004) ‘Fear Factor: The Role of Media in Covering and Shaping the Death Penalty’, Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, 1, 585-597
Frank R Baumgartner, Suzanna Linn and Amber E Boydstun (2010) ‘The Decline of the Death Penalty: How Media Framing Changed Capital Punishment in America’, in Brian F Schaffner and Patrick J Sellers, eds, Winning With Words: The Origins and Impact of Political Framing (New York, Routledge) 159-184
Hugo Adam Bedau (1990) ‘Philosophical Perspectives: Imprisonment vs Death: Does Avoiding Schwarzschild’s Paradox lead to Sheleff’s Dilemma?’Albany Law Review, 54(3/4), 481-495
Jonathan Bild (2015) ‘The Whole-Life Sentence in England and Wales’, Cambridge Law Journal, 74(1), 1-4
Margaret A Burnham (2005) ‘Saving Constitutional Rights from Judicial Scrutiny: The Savings Clause in the Law of the Commonwealth Caribbean’,University of Miami Inter-American Law Review, 36(2/3), 249-269
Derek Chadee and Jason Ditton (2005) ‘Fear of Crime and the Media: Assessing the Lack of Relationship’, Crime Media Culture, 1(3), 322-332
Derek Chadee and Jason Ditton (2007) Perceptual Fear and Risk of Victimization’, in R Deosaran, ed, Crime, Delinquency and Justice: A Caribbean Reader (Kingston, Jamaica, Ian Randle)
Jane E Cross (2014) ‘A Matter of Discretion: The De Facto Abolition of the Mandatory Death Penalty in Barbados – A Study of the Boyce and Joseph Cases’, University of Miami Inter-American Law Review, 46(1), 39-59
Johan Galtung and Mari Ruge (1973) ‘Structuring and Selecting the News’, in Stan Cohen and Jock Young, eds, The Manufacture of News (London, Constable)
Lord Anthony Gifford (2009) ‘The Death Penalty: Developments in Caribbean Jurisprudence’, International Journal of Legal Information, 37(2), 196-203
David F Greenberg and Biko Agozino (2011) ‘Executions, Imprisonment and Crime in Trinidad and Tobago’, British Journal of Criminology, 52(1), 113-140
Roger Hood and Carolyn Hoyle (2015) The Death Penalty: A Worldwide Perspective, 5th edition (Oxford, Oxford University Press)
Edward Maguire and Devon Johnson (2015) ‘The Structure of Public Opinion on Crime Policy: Evidence from Seven Caribbean Nations’, Punishment and Society, 17(4), 502-530
Ashley Nellis (2013) ‘Tinkering with Life: A Look at the Inappropriateness of Life Without Parole as an Alternative to the Death Penalty’, University of Miami Law Review, 67(2), 439-457
Michael Norris and Derek Chadee (2001) ‘Capital Ideas: A Cross-Cultural Study on Death Penalty Attitudes in and around the Caribbean’, Caribbean Journal of Criminology and Social Psychology, 6 (1–2), 62–81
Andrew Novak (2012) ‘The Abolition of the Mandatory Death Penalty in Africa: A Comparative Constitutional Analysis, Indiana International and Comparative Law Review, 22(2), 267-295
Nathan W Pino and Lee Michael Johnson (2009) ‚Police Deviance and Community Relations in Trinidad and Tobago‘, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 34(3), 454-478
Juliette Storr (2014) ‘Caribbean journalism’s media economy: Advancing democracy and the common good?’ International Communication Gazette, 76(2), 177-196
Ray Surette, Derek Chadee, Linda Heath and Jason R Young (2011) ‘Preventive and Punitive Criminal Justice Policy Support in Trinidad: The Media’s Role, Crime Media Culture, 7(1), 31-48
Julian H Wright Jr (1990) ‘Life Without Parole: An Alternative to Death or Not Much of a Life At All?’ Vanderbilt Law Review, 43(2), 529-568
Amnesty International (2013) Turning the Tide in the Caribbean (London, Amnesty International)
Arif Bulkan (2015) ‘The Death Penalty in the Commonwealth Caribbean: Justice out of Reach?’ in United Nations Human Rights Commission, Moving Away from the Death Penalty: Arguments, Trends and Perspectives (United Nations) 130-149
Roger Hood and Florence Seemungal (2006) ‘A Rare and Arbitrary Fate: Conviction for Murder, the Mandatory Death Penalty and the Reality of Homicide in Trinidad and Tobago’ (Report to the Death Penalty Project, European Commission/FCO)
Roger Hood and Florence Seemungal (2009) ‘A Penalty Without Legitimacy: The Mandatory Death Penalty in Trinidad and Tobago’ (The Death Penalty Project and University of the West Indies/University of Oxford Centre for Criminology, Co-funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
Roger Hood and Florence Seemungal (2011) ‘Public Opinion Survey on the Mandatory Death Penalty in Trinidad’ (The Death Penalty Project and University of the West Indies Faculty of Law, Co-funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
Saul Lehrfreund (2015) ‘Wrongful Convictions and Miscarriages of Justice in Death Penalty Trials in the Caribbean, Africa and Asia’, in United Nations Human Rights Commission, Moving Away from the Death Penalty: Arguments, Trends and Perspectives (United Nations) 48-65
Blogs and Media Reports
Chris Geidner, ‘Practically speaking, the Death Penalty is disappearing in the United States’, BuzzFeed, 11 July 2016.
Danny Hayes, ‘How the media is killing the death penalty’, The Washington Post, 17 March 2013
Clint Smith, ‘The Meaning of Life Without Parole’, The New Yorker, 8 February 2016
Sarah Solon, ‘The Truth About Choosing Between Life and Death’, ACLU Blog, 6 January 2014
Alan Travis, ‘European judges uphold British courts’ right to impose “whole life” tariffs’, Guardian, 3 February 2015
Marion Vannier, ‘Life Without Parole Sentencing Violates Human Rights’, Montreal Gazette, 1 April 2015