Unformatted text preview: ‘peculiar chivalry.’” 8) In comparison to other groups convicted of rape, how did black Americans fare with regard receiving death sentences? In the 1930s? 9) Where in Texas were individuals most likely to be sentenced to death for rape? What is the historical significance of these counties? 10) What is the most powerful predictor of a death sentence in rape cases? 11) For the period from 1942 to 1971, what was the disproportion of death sentences for African American men compared to whites? For Hispanic or Latino men? 12) Who was the only man to be sentenced to death for raping a black victim? 13) Is there evidence of police brutality in confessions of sexual assault? 14) What examples of demonization are found in this chapter? 15) In the 1920s and 1930s, what was the length of time for stays of execution? 16) What evidence was cited as proof of arbitrariness in capital sentencing during the pre-Furman era?...
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This note was uploaded on 07/20/2010 for the course SOC 308 taught by Professor Kurtz during the Summer '07 term at University of Texas.
- Summer '07