Perceived Stereotypicality of Black Defendants Predicts Capital-Sentencing Outcomes

Author:

Jennifer Eberhardt

Resource Type:

Research Paper

Math Content:

Covariance, ANOVA, Statistics, Confidence Interval, Significance, Bar Graphs

Justice Issues:

Death Penalty, Criminal Justice System, Racial Bias, Racism, Implicit Bias

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Description:

In this study, researchers found that in cases involving a White victim, the more stereo-typically Black a defendant is perceived to be, the more likely that person is to be sentenced to death. Includes statistical methodology and graphs to present their conclusions.