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Marked for Death: An Empirical Criminal Careers Analysis of Death Sentences in a Sample of Convicted Male Homicide Offenders

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  • Behnken, Monic P.
  • Caudill, Jonathan W.
  • Berg, Mark T.
  • Trulson, Chad R.
  • DeLisi, Matt
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    Although prior criminal record and concurrent criminal charges constitute the main eligibility and aggravating circumstances used in capital sentencing, relatively little research has examined the criminal careers of offenders who are ultimately sentenced to death.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Criminal Justice.

    Volume (Year): 39 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 6 ()
    Pages: 471-478

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jcjust:v:39:y:2011:i:6:p:471-478

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    1. DeLisi, Matt & Neppl, Tricia K. & Lohman, Brenda J. & Vaughn, Michael G. & Shook, Jeffrey J., 2013. "Early starters: Which type of criminal onset matters most for delinquent careers?," Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, vol. 41(1), pages 12-17.

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