"Odds of A Killer Getting Death"

The Houston Chronicle (March 4, 2010) followed up on a report issued earlier this week by the American Constitution Society regarding factors increasing the chance of a death sentence. The report was conducted by Scott Phillips, a University of Denver sociology and criminology professor, who studied the 504 capital murder indictments in Harris County between […]

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Investigation of Effect of Hired Counsel on Capital Murder Indictments in Harris County

Professor Scott Phillips published a brief with the American Constitution Society on February 23, 2010 regarding the effects of hired counsel versus court-appointed attorney’s in capital murder cases in Harris County. The report investigated the 504 adults indicted with capital murder in the country between 1992-1999. The brief compared the outcome of cases where the […]

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