University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach
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.
Capital punishment; Discrimination in capital punishment; Race discrimination
American Politics | Criminology | Criminology and Criminal Justice | Legal Studies | Political Science | Race and Ethnicity | Sociology
Racial Discrimination and the Death Penalty: An Analysis of the United States' Judicial System.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/mcnair_posters/45