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Replication data for: Racial and Ethnic Sentencing Differentials in the Federal Criminal Justice System

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • McConnell, Brendon
  • Rasul, Imran
Publication Date
2018-05-01
Description
  • Abstract

    A large body of multidisciplinary research has documented how sentencing outcomes vary tremendously across racial and ethnic groups. The research challenge lies in establishing whether these sentencing differentials are driven by unobserved heterogeneity correlated to defendant race/ethnicity, or whether they reflect discrimination. We add to the debate by examining the robustness of racial/ethnic sentencing gaps, by gender, when allowing for selection on unobservables. We do so in the context of federal criminal cases, considering 250,000 cases, and using a dataset containing a rich set of covariates relating to defendant and legal characteristics of cases.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20181006 (Text)
Publications
  • McConnell, Brendon, and Imran Rasul. “Racial and Ethnic Sentencing Differentials in the Federal Criminal Justice System.” American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings 108 (2018): 241–45. https://doi.org/10.1257/pandp.20181006.
    • ID: 10.1257/pandp.20181006 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

McConnell, Brendon; Rasul, Imran (2018): Replication data for: Racial and Ethnic Sentencing Differentials in the Federal Criminal Justice System. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114430V1