Capital Punishment and Latino Offenders: Racial and Ethnic Differences in Death Sentences

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LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2003 - Law - 286 pages
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Urbina reviews historical relationships between African Americans, Caucasians, and Latinos/Hispanics, proposes the four-threat theory of death sentence outcomes; tests for racial and ethnic effects, and examines the death penalty by the totality of its outcomes. Urbina finds support for orthodox theories of punishment, and partial support for the four-threat theory. This theory suggests that racial and ethnic minorities are not treated the same by the criminal justice system. He also finds that discrimination is not a phenomenon of the past or restricted to commutations and executions; the death penalty must be analyzed by the totality of its outcomes.

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Contents

THEORIES OF RACE AND ETHNIC
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DEATH SENTENCING AND DEATH
41
HISTORY OF U S RACE
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Martin G. Urbina is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of WisconsinMilwaukee. He holds a Ph.D. from Western Michigan University. He was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Teaching in 1999, and was nominated for the 2002-2003 UWM Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award. His publications concern punishment and ethnicity, and his research interest include law and society, juvenile waivers, and women in prison.

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