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The Impact of Jury Race in Criminal Trials
This paper examines the impact of jury racial composition on trial outcomes using a unique data set of felony trials in Florida between 2000 and 2010. We utilize a research design that exploitsExpand
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TESTING A BAYESIAN LEARNING THEORY OF DETERRENCE AMONG SERIOUS JUVENILE OFFENDERS
The effect of criminal experience on risk perceptions is of central importance to deterrence theory but has been vastly understudied. This article develops a realistic Bayesian learning model of howExpand
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The Role of Age in Jury Selection and Trial Outcomes
This paper uses data from more than 700 felony trials in Florida to examine the role of age in jury selection and trial outcomes. The results imply that prosecutors are more likely to use theirExpand
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A Fair and Impartial Jury? The Role of Age in Jury Selection and Trial Outcomes
This paper uses data from over 700 felony trials in Sarasota and Lake Counties in Florida from 2000-2010 to examine the role of age in jury selection and trial outcomes. The results of the analysisExpand
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Testing for Racial Prejudice in the Parole Board Release Process: Theory and Evidence
We develop a model of a Parole Board contemplating whether to grant parole release to a prisoner who has finished serving their minimum sentence. The model implies a simple outcome test for racialExpand
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Politics in the Courtroom: Political Ideology and Jury Decision Making
This paper uses data from the Gothenburg District Court in Sweden and a research design that exploits the random assignment of politically appointed jurors (termed nämndemän) to make threeExpand
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Testing for the Role of Prejudice in Emergency Departments Using Bounceback Rates
We propose and empirically implement a test for the presence of racial prejudice among emergency department (ED) physicians based on the bounceback rates of the patients who were discharged afterExpand
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A Jury of Her Peers: The Impact of the First Female Jurors on Criminal Convictions
This paper uses an original data set of more than 3000 cases from 1918 to 1926 in the Central Criminal Courts of London to study the effect of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act of 1919.Expand
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Testing for Discrimination: Evidence from the Game Show Street Smarts
This paper conducts two alternative tests of discrimination in the game show Street Smarts, which both exploit the unique setup of the game to determine why discrimination occurs. The resultsExpand
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Politics in the Courtroom: Political Ideology and Jury Decision Making
This paper uses data from the Gothenburg District Court in Sweden and a research design that exploits the random assignment of politically appointed jurors (termed namndeman) to make threeExpand
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