School of Communication
Additional Positions at AUAssociate Professor
- Richard Stack is a full-time professor of Public Communication. He began researching the interaction of courts and media after his work in the Public Defenders Office revealed the criminal justice system’s frequent mistakes. His first books pioneered litigation communication. His third and most recent-- Dead Wrong: Violence, Vengeance & Victims of Capital Punishment--applies theories of public relations to influence opinion about capital punishment. In it, Stack reframes the national debate from, “Does the death penalty deter crime?” to “Can we trust government to make irreversible, life-and-death decisions, when it errs so often?”
DegreesBA Psychology, Indiana University; JD University of Missouri
- SOC - School of Communication
- McKinley - 205
FOR THE MEDIA
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Area of Expertise: Litigation public relations, public-service public relations, domestic hunger, death penalty issues
Additional Information: Richard Stack has written Litigation Public Relations: Courting Public Opinion (1995); Courts, Counselors, and Correspondents: A Media Relations Analysis of the Legal System (1998); and Dead Wrong: Violence, Vengeance, and the Victims of Capital Punishment (2006).
To request an interview please call AU Media Relations at 202-885-5950 or submit an interview request form.
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