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Ashley Hamilton Criminal Justice 100 Assignment #12 Currently the death penalty is not administered in a racially discriminatory manner. Looking at the data, the book stated that the most common situation where the death penalty was enforced was first degree murder while committing an armed robbery. This is a crime committed predominately by blacks. Any earlier showings of racial bias can be chalked up to methodological errors and limitations. This has definitely changed over
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Unformatted text preview: time. In the South blacks used to have higher death penalty rates especially if the crime was committed against a white. Things have changed more recently though. The death penalty is not racially biased. But if you commit a crime that calls for the death penalty, the chances are higher that you will get it, no matter what race you are....
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