Capital Punishment in America: Race and the Death Penalty over Time

Capital Punishment in America: Race and the Death Penalty over Time
Martin Guevara Urbina
April 2012

ISBN-13:  978-1-59332-445-2 / Paperback
Dimensions:  5.5 x 8.5 / xvi, 370 pages

Price   $42.95

"Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above." -- Choice


Urbina’s consideration of capital punishment seeks to examine racial and ethnic differences, stressing how Latinos’ and Latinas’ experiences are distinct from those of Caucasians and African Americans. In considering Latinos he focuses on the problem of lack of data and addresses it through several means. His goal is to go beyond traditional approaches of analyzing death penalty information, with the ultimate objective of addressing theoretical and methodological shortcomings empirically, and quantitatively analyzing death sentence outcome data for California, Florida, and Texas between 1975 and 1995.

About the Author

Martin Guevara Urbina is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Sul Ross State University and an adjunct Professor of Sociology for Southwest Texas Junior College. Urbina is the author of Capital Punishment and Latino Offenders (2003, 2011), A Comprehensive Study of Female Offenders (2008), Hispanics in the US Criminal Justice System (2012), and Latinas y Latinos in the United States (forthcoming). His current work focuses on juvenile justice and Mexican American ethnic history. He has published in Justice Quarterly, Social Justice, Conflict & World Order, and Critical Criminology.

Criminal Justice