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Capital Punishment in the United States Series RSS

Investigator(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics

These data collections provide annual data on prisoners under a sentence of death and on those whose offense sentences were commuted or vacated during the years indicated. Information is supplied for basic sociodemographic characteristics such as age, sex, race, ethnicity, marital status at time of imprisonment, level of education, and state of incarceration. Criminal history data include prior felony convictions for criminal homicide and legal status at the time of the capital offense. Additional information is available for inmates removed from death row by yearend of the last year indicated and for inmates who were executed. The universe is all inmates on death row since 1972 in the United States. The inmate identification numbers were assigned by the Bureau of the Census and have no purpose outside these data collections.

Years Produced: Annually (latest release contains all years)

NACJD has produced a resource guide on the Capital Punishment in the United States Series.

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2011
Carson, E. Ann,  Noonan, Margaret E. Prison and Jail Deaths in Custody, 2000-2009 - Statistical Tables. NCJ 236219, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2011
Iyengar, Radha . Who's the fairest in the land? Analysis of judge and jury death penalty decisions. Journal of Law and Economics. 54, (3), 693-722.
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2011
Lataster, Jessica R. An Analysis of Clemency Decisions, 1984-2008: A Focal Concerns Framework. Thesis, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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2011
McAnnally, Linda R. Liberty Deprived: The Social and Political Determinants of Female Incarceration Rates, 1979-2001. Dissertation, University of California, Riverside.
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2011
Snell, Tracy I. Capital Punishment, 2010. Statistical Tables. NCJ 236510, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2011
2010
Snell, Tracy L. Capital Punishment, 2009. Statistical Tables. NCJ 231676, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2010
Wright, Valerie L. Celerity, Capital Punishment, and Murder: Do Quicker Executions Deter Criminal Homicides. Dissertation, Ohio State University.
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2009
Kovandzic, Tomislav V.,  Vieraitis, Lynne M.,  Boots, Denise Paquette . Does the death penalty save lives? New evidence from state panel data, 1977 to 2006. Criminology and Public Policy. 8, (4), 803-843.
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2009
Snell, Tracy L. Capital Punishment, 2008 - Statistical Tables. NCJ 228662, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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