Research Publication Title

Capital Punishment: Currently Practicing States and the Influence of Welfare on Relief

Major

Criminal Justice

Faculty Mentor(s)

Carrie L. Cook

Abstract

As the number of states currently practicing capital punishment declines, and states that continue to practice introduce complications of their own, there are further concerns to investigate as the remaining states continue practicing. These concerns may include a correlation between welfare distribution in the state and the amount of post conviction relief granted to individuals. Do the patterns of welfare distribution in remaining practicing states attribute to post conviction relief that is granted? As capital punishment approval declines, and welfare becomes a prevalent economic concern, it is important to investigate the possible relationship between these two concepts. These variables fit my research question with welfare serving as my independent variable and capital punishment relief as my dependent variable. The states that continue practicing capital punishment will frame as to where my research will stem from. My research will consist of secondary data analysis of the data source below. Part one of my data source contains variables that coincide with the concepts stated in my research question, which include practicing states, welfare recipients, and granted relief. Fagan, Jeffrey, and James Liebman. Processing and Outcome of Death Penalty Appeals After Furman v. Georgia, 1973-1995: [United States]. ICPSR03468- v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-09-22. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03468.v1

Start Date

10-4-2015 10:15 AM

End Date

10-4-2015 11:15 AM

Location

HSB 201

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Capital Punishment: Currently Practicing States and the Influence of Welfare on Relief

HSB 201

As the number of states currently practicing capital punishment declines, and states that continue to practice introduce complications of their own, there are further concerns to investigate as the remaining states continue practicing. These concerns may include a correlation between welfare distribution in the state and the amount of post conviction relief granted to individuals. Do the patterns of welfare distribution in remaining practicing states attribute to post conviction relief that is granted? As capital punishment approval declines, and welfare becomes a prevalent economic concern, it is important to investigate the possible relationship between these two concepts. These variables fit my research question with welfare serving as my independent variable and capital punishment relief as my dependent variable. The states that continue practicing capital punishment will frame as to where my research will stem from. My research will consist of secondary data analysis of the data source below. Part one of my data source contains variables that coincide with the concepts stated in my research question, which include practicing states, welfare recipients, and granted relief. Fagan, Jeffrey, and James Liebman. Processing and Outcome of Death Penalty Appeals After Furman v. Georgia, 1973-1995: [United States]. ICPSR03468- v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-09-22. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03468.v1