Who Survives on Death Row? An Individual and Contextual Analysis

  title={Who Survives on Death Row? An Individual and Contextual Analysis},
  author={David Jacobs and Zhenchao Qian and Jason Carmichael and Stephanie L. Kent},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  pages={610 - 632}
What are the relationships between death row offender attributes, social arrangements, and executions? Partly because public officials control executions, theorists view this sanction as intrinsically political. Although the literature has focused on offender attributes that lead to death sentences, the post-sentencing stage is at least as important. States differ sharply in their willingness to execute and less than 10 percent of those given a death sentence are executed. To correct the… 

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