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.
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.