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


This study analyzes death sentence outcomes data for Latinos in California, Florida, and Texas, and explores the effects of legal variables, race, and ethnicity in death sentencing. A review of historical relationships between African Americans, Caucasians, Cubans, and Mexicans is provided to shed light on how racial and ethnic minorities are more likely to experience discrimination, and a theoretical typology for understanding race and ethnic differences in sentencing is presented. Author information is not given. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Marilyn McShane
  • Frank P. Williams
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003


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