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October 12, 2012

"Lethal Connection: The 'War on Drugs' and Death Sentencing"

The title of this post is the title of this interesting short piece by David McCord now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract:

Many defendants on death row committed murders in which illegal drugs were somehow involved.  This Article attempts to explain and quantify the involvement of drugs in the cases of death-sentenced defendants during the six year period of 2004 to 2009 and to imagine the ways that death rows would look different if there had been no "War on Drugs."  The Article will aslo examine the effects of drug-involved death sentences with respect to gender, race, and ethnicity (particularly Latino ethnicity).

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