M.A. Criminal Justice
Law and Justice Studies
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Capital punishment--United States; Jurors
Criminology and Criminal Justice
The United States has had different methods of execution throughout its history, some of which are viewed to be more humane by the public. The most recent switch was from electrocution to lethal injection. This study is a look at the effect the method of execution on a juror's decision between life and death in capital cases. To this end, data collected by the Capital Jury Project Phase I were statistically analyzed controlling for case-level and demographic variables. The method of execution was found to have a statistically significant effect on the jurors' decision.
Fera, Adam, "The effect of the method of execution on sentencing determinations in capital cases" (2010). Theses and Dissertations. 11.