Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2013 Sasha Bassi
Racial discrimination in capital punishment has been documented from the 1700s to today. Among the 32 states that still have the death penalty, some have implemented measures at a legislative or judicial level to prevent the arbitrary imposition of the death penalty. The goal of this thesis is to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the result of one such effort, the North Carolina Racial Justice Act. Doing so will help determine if this is a model that other states should replicate, and if so, how it should be altered for a successful reimplementation.
Bassi, Sasha, "Remedying Racial Discrimination in Capital Punishment: An Evaluation of the North Carolina Racial Justice Act" (2014). Scripps Senior Theses. 312.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.