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Fatal distraction: does the Texas capital sentencing statute discourage the consideration of mitigating evidence?

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Whether the capital sentencing statute in Texas provides a vehicle for jurors to give effect to mitigation evidence has been a critical factor when the United States Supreme Court has sought to determine its constitutionality. Unlike the majority of other American jurisdictions which maintain capital punishment as a penalty, Texas utilizes a particularly unique scheme which places an assessment of the defendant’s dangerousness at the center of the sentencing decision. Using data gathered from...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Faculty of Law - Criminology,Centre for
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Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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uuid:61962e9e-12eb-47a0-9edb-cfd0dea1001b
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ora:6235

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