Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach

Abstract

Racial discrimination plays a role in the administration of the death penalty. This research analyzes the history, and past scholarly research, of the death penalty. The purpose of this research is to understand the correlation between racial discrimination and those sentenced to death. This study includes a literature review regarding the different aspects of the death penalty and race. Following the literature review, an analysis is performed of both previous literature and current death penalty statistics that augments the discussion of the death penalty.

Keywords

Capital punishment; Discrimination in capital punishment; Race discrimination

Disciplines

American Politics | Criminology | Criminology and Criminal Justice | Legal Studies | Political Science | Race and Ethnicity | Sociology

Language

English


Share

COinS