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Criminal Law

Punishment

Cornell University Law School

2003

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Mercy By The Numbers: An Empirical Analysis Of Clemency And Its Structure, Michael Heise Apr 2003

Mercy By The Numbers: An Empirical Analysis Of Clemency And Its Structure, Michael Heise

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

Clemency is an extrajudicial measure intended both to enhance fairness in the administration of justice, and allow for the correction of mistakes. Perhaps nowhere are these goals more important than in the death penalty context. The recent increased use of the death penalty and concurrent decline in the number of defendants removed from death row through clemency call for a better and deeper understanding of clemency authority and its application. Questions about whether clemency decisions are consistently and fairly distributed are particularly apt. This study uses 27 years of death penalty and clemency data to explore the influence of defendant …


Oil And Water: Why Retribution And Repentance Do Not Mix, Sherry F. Colb Jan 2003

Oil And Water: Why Retribution And Repentance Do Not Mix, Sherry F. Colb

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

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