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作者 Wright, Valerie L
書名 Could Quicker Executions Deter Homicides? : The Relationship between Celerity, Capital Punishment, and Murder
出版項 El Paso : LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC, 2011
©2011
國際標準書號 9781593326746 (electronic bk.)
9781593324605
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版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (180 pages)
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系列 Criminal Justice: Recent Scholarship
Criminal Justice: Recent Scholarship
附註 Intro -- CONTENTS -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgments -- CHAPTER 1 -- Challenges Surrounding Long Waits on Death Row -- Evidence on the Relationship between Executions and Homicides -- Problems Surrounding Long Waits in Solitary Confinement while on Death Row -- Shortage of Attorneys Contribute to Longer Stays on Death Row -- Purpose of Study -- Contributions to the Death Penalty Literature -- CHAPTER 2 -- Deterrence Assumptions and Deterrence Research -- Deterrence Theory Framework -- Research Testing Deterrence Theory Principles -- Limitations of Previous Research on Celerity -- Why Race May Matter For Deterrence -- Research Hypotheses -- CHAPTER 3 -- Description of the Data Sources and Analytic Strategy -- Data Sources -- The Sample -- The Measures -- Analytical Strategy -- CHAPTER 4 -- A Description of the Data -- Descriptive Results -- Variations in Homicide by State and Years -- Waits from Offense to Execution -- Waits from Conviction to Execution -- Waits from Sentence to Execution -- Waits for Executions Are Becoming Longer -- Bivariate Correlations -- CHAPTER 5 -- Quicker Executions Fail to Impact Homicide Rates -- Effect of Various Celerity Measures on State Homicide Rates -- Summary of Models Assessing the Role of Celerity of Executions on State Homicides -- CHAPTER 6 -- Does Race Matter? Assessing the "Reach of Executions" -- Race-Specific Results -- Descriptive Results -- Racial Differences in State Homicide Rates -- Racial Differences in Waits for Executions -- Are Whites and Blacks Differentially Deterred? -- Does the Race of the Executed Offender Matter for Deterrence? -- Does Celerity in the Execution of Whites Affect Black Homicide Rates? -- Does Celerity in the Execution of Blacks Affect White Homicide Rates? -- Summary of Race-Specific Findings -- CHAPTER 7 -- Implications and Limitations of the Study -- Major Findings
Theoretical Implications -- Policy Recommendations -- Limitations and Suggestions for Future Research -- Conclusion -- References -- Index
Wright examines whether waits for executions impact the deterrent value of capital punishment. She also seeks to determine whether race has a role in producing or inhibiting deterrence. She asks whether blacks and whites are equally responsive to how quickly executions are carried out, as well as, whether the effect of celerity varies with the race of the executed. Longer waits on death row are not related to murders. Indeed, executions and having individuals on death row may be contributing to higher rates of homicides. In states and years where there are no executions, homicides among blacks are about thirty-six percent lower, and in states and years without anyone on death row white homicide rates are about forty percent lower
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Wright, Valerie L. Could Quicker Executions Deter Homicides? : The Relationship between Celerity, Capital Punishment, and Murder El Paso : LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC,c2011 9781593324605
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