Baldus, David C.;
Pulaski, Charles A. Jr.
The purpose of this data collection was to assess the impact
of the 1973 reforms of the death penalty laws on the levels of
arbitrariness and discrimination in capital sentencing in Georgia. The
data cover two different periods corresponding to the periods before
and after the reform: 1970-1972 and 1973-1978. Numerous measures of
defendant blameworthiness were developed as a basis for assessing
levels of arbitrariness and discrimination in Georgia's capital
charging and sentencing system. Specific variables include race, sex,
current offense, prior conviction and arrests, method of killing, and
number of victims.
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The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public.
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Baldus, David C., George Woodworth, and Charles A. Pulaski, Jr. PROCEDURAL REFORM OF JURY MURDER CONVICTIONS IN GEORGIA, 1970-1978. 2nd ICPSR release. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa College of Law [producer], 1981. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1990. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09265.v2
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09265.v2
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This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (80-JJ-CX-0035)
Scope of Study
Nonprobability sample for 1970-1972 and all cases (death
and life sentence) convicted of murder at trial from 1973 to 1978.
Records of the Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Board of
Pardons and Paroles, Georgia Department of Offender Rehabilitation,
Georgia Bureau of Vital Statistics, and Georgia Prosecutors and Defense
Original ICPSR Release: 1989-12-15
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