Principal Investigator(s): Latzer, Barry; Cauthen, James N.G.
Summary: Despite public controversy over the length of death penalty appeals, little empirical work has been done on the time allocated to the capital appeals process. The purpose of this study was to perform a multistate empirical analysis of the time expended in direct appeals of capital cases. The researchers included decisions from 14 states that they believed to be representative of the 37 states that have enforceable death penalty laws. For each of the 14 states included in the study, the re... (view full summary)
Persistent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR21680.v1
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