Study Shows Scales Of Justice Askew When It Comes To Death Penalty
A former Yale Law School professor's long-running study now concludes that while extremely rare, the death penalty is a largely random punishment that often hangs on the accused's race and where in Connecticut the crime took place. John Donohue, now at Stanford University, looked at the application of the death penalty between 1973 and 2007, examining and rating 205 cases during a period when 4,686 murders occurred in the state.
John J. Donohue. "Study Shows Scales Of Justice Askew When It Comes To Death Penalty" Courant.com (2012).
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