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Lethal Connection: The 'War on Drugs' and Death Sentencing


David McCord


Drake University Law School

October 5, 2012

The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, Vol. 15, pp. 1-26, 2012
Drake University Law School Research Paper No. 12-23

Abstract:     
Many defendants on death row committed murders in which illegal drugs were somehow involved. This Article attempts to explain and quantify the involvement of drugs in the cases of death-sentenced defendants during the six year period of 2004 to 2009 and to imagine the ways that death rows would look different if there had been no "War on Drugs." The Article will also examine the effects of drug-involved death sentences with respect to gender, race, and ethnicity (particularly Latino ethnicity).

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Date posted: October 6, 2012  

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McCord, David, Lethal Connection: The 'War on Drugs' and Death Sentencing (October 5, 2012). The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, Vol. 15, pp. 1-26, 2012; Drake University Law School Research Paper No. 12-23. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2157680

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