Entries tagged with “Jeffrey Fagan

Policy Issues

Arbitrariness

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Race

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Mar 10, 2023

LAW REVIEWS— Getting to Death: Examining the Role of Race in the Steps Leading to a Death Sentence

In an arti­cle in the Cornell Law Review, Professors Jeffrey Fagan, Garth Davies, and Raymond Paternoster show how arbi­trari­ness and race oper­ate at each stage of a cap­i­tal case, from charg­ing death-eli­gi­ble cas­es to plea nego­ti­a­tions to the selec­tion of eli­gi­ble cas­es for exe­cu­tion and ulti­mate­ly to the exe­cu­tion itself. The authors applied rig­or­ous ana­lyt­ic meth­ods to a dataset of 2,328 first-degree mur­der cas­es in Georgia from 1995 – 2004 and found that two fac­tors have sig­nif­i­cant influ­ence: the race and gen­der of the vic­tim in the under­ly­ing murder.

Policy Issues

Arbitrariness

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Race

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Apr 14, 2023

LAW REVIEWS — Collection of Articles on the Death Penalty from Leading Scholars

The fol­low­ing law review arti­cles by sev­er­al key death penal­ty researchers were recent­ly pub­lished in 107 Cornell Law Review, No. 6, September, 2022. They cov­er a vari­ety of issues, such as the inter­play between race and cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment, the his­to­ry of the death penal­ty, the fed­er­al death penal­ty, sen­tenc­ing trends, and the fed­er­al court’s role in cap­i­tal punishment: