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Is the death penalty administered consistently in states where it is a legal judicial action?

Arbitrariness of the Death Penalty

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Barry Nakell and Kenneth A. Hardy

Is the death penalty administered consistently in states where it is a legal judicial action? Focusing on North Carolina homicide cases, this provocative study offers evidence that much depends on the identity of the prosecutor, the race of the defendant, and the race of the victim.

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About the Author(s)

Barry Nakell is Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Kenneth A. Hardy is Director, Social Science Statistical Laboratory, Institute for Research in Social Science, University of North Carolina.

Subject Categories

Law and Criminology
Sociology
Political Science and Public Policy

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