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After a Guilty Verdict – How Psychology Can Inform the Penal System

Alternatives to Imprisonment

 

2.3 Looking Deathworthy

 

·         The issue of the death penalty is very debatable. 

 

·         Eberhardt et al (2006) suggest that in the USA the more stereotypically ‘Black’ your features are the more likely you are to be given a death sentence for your crime. 

 

·         This may seem an alarming idea, but think back to early theories by Lombroso which suggested that criminal shared certain physical characteristics. 

 

·         It is a fact that the Criminal justice system is dominated by white people and that many of the states which

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