Advisor

Charles A. Tracy

Date of Award

1992

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Department

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Physical Description

1 online resource (113 p.)

Subjects

Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- Oregon -- Multnomah County, Capital punishment -- Oregon -- Multnomah County

DOI

10.15760/etd.6205

Abstract

Criminal justice administrators in the United States have been challenged by a highly visible accusation of racial discrimination. This perception has weakened the confidence in, and support of, our judicial process. This study attempted to clarify this perception by examining the effect of race on certain judicial decisions related to the death penalty. The variables chosen for analysis focused on the persons involved in the homicide, the circumstances of the crime, and decisions made during the processing of capital cases.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25229

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