Looking Deathworthy

@article{Eberhardt2006LookingD,
  title={Looking Deathworthy},
  author={Jennifer L. Eberhardt and Paul G. Davies and Valerie Purdie-Vaughns and Sheri L. Johnson},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={17},
  pages={383 - 386}
}
Researchers previously have investigated the role of race in capital sentencing, and in particular, whether the race of the defendant or victim influences the likelihood of a death sentence. In the present study, we examined whether the likelihood of being sentenced to death is influenced by the degree to which a Black defendant is perceived to have a stereotypically Black appearance. Controlling for a wide array of factors, we found that in cases involving a White victim, the more… 

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