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Unpublished Paper
Choosing Those Who Will Die: The Effect of Race, Gender, and Law in Prosecutorial Decision to Seek the Death Penalty in Durham County, North Carolina
ExpressO (2009)
  • Isaac Unah, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Abstract
This paper is an empirical analysis that examines the role of race, sex, and legally-relevant factors in prosecutorial decisions to seek the death penalty in Durham County, North Carolina. The findings show evidence of continued racial disparity in choosing which homicide defendant will die and who will live. Implications of the findings are discussed.
Keywords
  • Prosecutorial Discretion,
  • Death Penalty,
  • Capital Punishment
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Publication Date
February 25, 2009
Citation Information
Isaac Unah. "Choosing Those Who Will Die: The Effect of Race, Gender, and Law in Prosecutorial Decision to Seek the Death Penalty in Durham County, North Carolina" ExpressO (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/isaac_unah/1/