83 Cornell L. Rev. 1638 (1997-1998)
Racial Discrimination and the Death Penalty in the Post-Furman Era: An Empirical and Legal Overview with Recent Findings from Philadelphia

handle is hein.journals/clqv83 and id is 1700 raw text is: RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AND THE DEATH
PENALTY IN THE POST-FURMAN ERA: AN
EMPIRICAL AND LEGAL OVERVIEW, WITH
RECENT FINDINGS FROM
PHILADELPHIA
David C. Baldus,t
George Woodworthtt
David Zuckermanttt
Neil Alan Weineitttt
& Barbara Broftittttt
Introduction  ................................................... 1643
I. DISCRETION AND DISCRIMINATION ........................ 1643
A. Early Questions About, and Challenges to, the
Scope of Discretion in Death Cases, Including
Furman  v. Georgia  ................................... 1648
B. Ethical, Moral, and Legal Concerns Implicated by
Race Discrimination in the Administration of the
Death  Penalty  ...................................... 1650
1. Ethical and Moral Concerns ....................... 1650
2.  Legal Concerns ................................... 1653
II. POST-F'URMAN EVIDENCE OF ARBITRARINESS AND
DISCRIMINATION  ......................................... 1654
A. Issues of Proof and Interpretation .................. 1654
B. An Overview of the Post-Furman Data ............... 1658
C. Geographic Scope of the Post-Furman Race
Disparities  .......................................... 1660
III. RECENT FINDINGS FROM PHILADELPHIA ................... 1662
A.  Background   ........................................ 1662
B. A Methodological Overview of the Philadelphia
Research  ........................................... 1667
1. Sampling and Case Screening Plan ................. 1668
2.  Data  Sources ..................................... 1670
3. Data Coding and Entry ........................... 1671
t Joseph B. Tye Professor, College of Law, University of Iowa.
tt Professor, Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Iowa.
ttt Assistant Defender, Defender Association of Philadelphia.
tttt Senior Research Associate, Center for the Study of Youth Policy, School of Social
Work, University of Pennsylvania.
ttttt Research Associate, College of Law, University of Iowa.

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