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Title: ILLUSION OF DETERRENCE IN ISAAC EHRLICH'S RESEARCH ON CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
Journal: YALE LAW JOURNAL  Volume:85  Issue:2  Dated:(DECEMBER 1975)  Pages:187-208
Author(s): W J BOWERS; G L PIERCE
Corporate Author: Yale University
Law School
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Washington, DC 20201
Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520
Grant Number: RR07143
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: CRITIQUE OF EHRLICH'S RESEARCH ON CAPITAL PUNISHMENT EVALUATING DATA USED TO MEASURE CRITICAL VARIABLES IN HIS THEORETICAL FORMATION AND CONSIDERING FLAWS IN THE ANALYSIS WHICH COULD INVALIDATE FINDINGS.
Abstract: THE AUTHORS CONCLUDE THAT THE STUDY FAILS TO PROVIDE ANY RELIABLE EVIDENCE THAT CAPITAL PUNISHMENT FUNCTIONS AS A DETERRENT TO MURDER BECAUSE IT IS BASED ON INADEQUATE DATA AND MISAPPLIED STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES. FOR PROFESSOR EHRLICH'S REBUTTAL, SEE NCJ-32941.
Index Term(s): Capital punishment; Critiques; Data analysis; Deterrence; Research methods; Studies
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