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Procedural Reform of Jury Murder Convictions in Georgia, 1970-1978

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data, and event/transaction data
Creator
  • Baldus, David C.
  • Woodworth, George
  • Pulaski, Charles A. Jr.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1989-12-15
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
capital punishment; discrimination; sentencing; sentencing reforms
Description
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this data collection was to assess the impact of the 1973 reforms of the death penalty laws on the levels of arbitrariness and discrimination in capital sentencing in Georgia. The data cover two different periods corresponding to the periods before and after the reform: 1970-1972 and 1973-1978. Numerous measures of defendant blameworthiness were developed as a basis for assessing levels of arbitrariness and discrimination in Georgia's capital charging and sentencing system. Specific variables include race, sex, current offense, prior conviction and arrests, method of killing, and number of victims.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Dataset
    • DS2: SAS Control Cards
    • DS3: SAS Variable Names
    • DS4: SAS Recoded Variables
    • DS5: SAS Recoded Variables for Use in Statistical Analysis
Geographic Coverage
  • Georgia
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All defendants convicted of murder at trial during 1973-1978, and for 1970-1972 all death cases plus life-sentence cases that resulted in a murder trial conviction in Georgia.
Sampling
Nonprobability sample for 1970-1972 and all cases (death and life sentence) convicted of murder at trial from 1973 to 1978.
Note
Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (80-JJ-CX-0035).
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9265 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09265.v2
Publications
  • Baldus, David C., Woodworth, George, Pulaski, Charles A.. Equal Justice and the Death Penalty: A Legal and Empirical Analysis. Boston: Northeastern University Press. 1990.
  • Baldus, David C., Woodworth, George, Pulaski, Charles A.. Arbitrariness and discrimination in the administration of the death penalty: A challenge to state supreme courts. Stetson Law Review.15, 133 -1986.
  • Baldus, David C., Pulaski, Charles A., Jr., Woodworth, George. Comparative review of death sentences: An empirical study of the Georgia experience. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.74, (3), 661-753.1983.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1143133 (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30

Baldus, David C.; Woodworth, George; Pulaski, Charles A. Jr. (1989): Procedural Reform of Jury Murder Convictions in Georgia, 1970-1978. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09265.v1