Painting a Deceptive Portrait: A Critical Review of Deadly Justice

Painting a Deceptive Portrait: A Critical Review of Deadly Justice, 22 NEW CRIM. L. REV. 223 (2019).

9 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2020

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

This is a critical review of the book, Deadly Justice: A Statistical Portrait of the Death Penalty. Parts of the book addressed are public opinion polling, racial disparities, and death-qualified juries. Numerous examples are provided for how the book, while informative, provides a deceptive view on the subject through the selective use of statistics and provided explanations.

Keywords: Death penalty, Capital punishment,Deadly Justice: A Statistical Portrait of the Death Penalty, Criminal justice reform, Witherspoon v. Illinois, Public opinion, Furman v. Georgia, Racial disparities, Cruel and unusual punishment, Death-qualified juries, Eighth Amendment, Jury selection, Voir dire

Suggested Citation

Conklin, Michael, Painting a Deceptive Portrait: A Critical Review of Deadly Justice (2019). Painting a Deceptive Portrait: A Critical Review of Deadly Justice, 22 NEW CRIM. L. REV. 223 (2019)., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3606314

Michael Conklin (Contact Author)

Angelo State University ( email )

2601 W. Avenue N
San Angelo, TX 76909
United States

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