Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Samaniego-Kopsky, Rebekah & King, Kimi L.
Description: This presentation discusses research on the factors affecting the rate of execution in the state of Texas. The author measures the amount of time an offender spends on Texas' death row to see if race continues to influence decision-makers after the verdict. The author considers the racial relationship between the offender and the victim, the nature of their relationship, why the offender's crime was eligible for the death penalty, and the victim's cause of death to determine what affects the rate of execution.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College