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…