Portland State University. Department of Administration of Justice.
Charles A. Tracy
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Criminology and Criminal Justice
1 online resource (113 p.)
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- Oregon -- Multnomah County, Capital punishment -- Oregon -- Multnomah County
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.
Jolley, Patrick Arthur, "Race, aggravated murder, and the death sentence in Multnomah County, Oregon, 1984-1990 : a descriptive analysis and review" (1992). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4321.