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Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This Note discusses the United States Supreme Court decision refusing to infer abuse of prosecutorial discretion in a specific case from a statistical study showing that defendant's whose victims were white are over 4 times more likely to receive a death sentence in the State of Georgia than defendants whose victims were black. This Note concludes that detailed record-keeping by prosecutors in potential capital sentence cases is essential to curbing unevenly-imposed death sentencing.

First Page

173

Last Page

196

Publication Date

11-1-1987

Department

College of Law

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

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Law Commons

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