Empirical Studies Contribute to Death Penalty Debate

Nevada Lawyer, July, 2002

MSU Legal Studies Research Paper

3 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2012

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Joan W. Howarth

William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV; Michigan State University College of Law

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

At a time of renewed scrutiny of capital punishment, Nevada lawyers may be interested in some of the recent legal scholarship on the death penalty based on social science data, rather than on legal philosophy or constitutional theory. Three projects are of particular interest: Professor James Liebman's work on errors in death penalty cases; the National Jury Project's data about how jurors decide capital cases; and David Baldus' recent study of peremptory challenges in capital cases.

Keywords: empirical, scientific, death penalty, cost, reversal, utility

Suggested Citation

Howarth, Joan W., Empirical Studies Contribute to Death Penalty Debate (2002). Nevada Lawyer, July, 2002, MSU Legal Studies Research Paper , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2184878

Joan W. Howarth (Contact Author)

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