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What's Messing with Texas Death Sentences?

Texas Tech Law Review, Vol. 43, 2011

Drake University Law School Research Paper No. 11-18

21 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2011 Last revised: 1 Nov 2011

David McCord

Drake University Law School

Date Written: January 1, 2010

Abstract

This article empirically examines the causes of the substantial decline in the number of death sentences imposed in Texas from the peak period of 42 per year in the period 1992-1996 to 14 per year for the period 2005-2009. The author identifies five factors that have produced this decline, and quantifies their effects as either large or modest.

Keywords: Death penalty, capital punishment, Texas

JEL Classification: K14

Suggested Citation

McCord, David, What's Messing with Texas Death Sentences? (January 1, 2010). Texas Tech Law Review, Vol. 43, 2011 ; Drake University Law School Research Paper No. 11-18. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1950746

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