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Death Penalty Research

This is a research guide for Prof. Benza's Death Penalty Research Lab I & 2

Current Awareness

SCOTUSBlog – free information about the U.S. Supreme Court, Feb. 2005-present

BNA’s U.S. Law Week – (CWRU Law patrons only) — information about U.S. Supreme Court cases and important federal cases (June 24, 1997-present)

BNA’s Criminal Law Reporter (CWRU Law patrons only, Aug. 7, 2006-present)

The 50 best blogs about capital punishment: pro, anti, convicted, and personal views on capital punishment

Bureau of Justice Statistics: capital punishment: facts, statistics, publications, and press releases

FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports (It is what it is.)

Capital Punishment in Ohio (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections)

Legal Information Institute, Wex: Death Penalty: brief background information and (very) selected resources

Death Penalty Information Center: facts, topical resources, federal and state information

Cornell Law Death Penalty Project: clinics to help capital defendants, academic programs, and empirical research projects

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data:  “[Mission is] to facilitate research in criminal justice and criminology, through the preservation, enhancement, and sharing of computerized data resources; through the production of original research based on archived data; and through specialized training workshops in quantitative analysis of crime and justice data.”

NCADP: “Devoted to abolishing capital punishment”

Sentencing Law and Policy blog

Law360 is available under "News" via Lexis Advance.