death penalty

Discipline: Criminal law

Type of Paper: Essay (any type)

Academic Level: High school

Paper Format: APA

Pages: 3 Words: 825

Question

Biased assimilation is a term used to describe a phenomenon whereby people interpret data or information to confirm their pre-existing beliefs. Explain how the history of the study of death-penalty deterrence, as described in A Wild Justice, offers support for or undermines the concept of biased assimilation.

Summarize the evidence of race in capital sentencing in Georgia as determined by the Baldus study. How did the Court rely upon the study in its holding in McCleskey v. Kemp?