The North Carolina Racial Justice Act: An Essay on Substantive and Procedural Fairness in Death Penalty Litigation

Author:Neil Vidmar
Position:Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law; Research Director, Duke University School of Law Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility; Professor of Psychology, Duke University
Pages:1969-1983
 
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1969
The North Carolina Racial Justice Act:
An Essay on Substantive and Procedural
Fairness in Death Penalty Litigation
Neil Vidmar
INTRODUCTION .................................................................................... 1970
WHY RACIAL BIAS HARMS THE JUSTICE SYSTEM ................................... 1972
A. DELIBERATIVE ACCURACY OF THE JURY ............................................ 1972
B. CONFRONTING EXPLICIT AND IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS ........................ 1975
C. SERIOUS HARM TO THE PERCEIVED LEGITIMACY OF THE CRIMINAL
JUSTICE SYSTEM ............................................................................. 1980
CONCLUSION ....................................................................................... 1982
Russell M. Robinson II Professor of Law, Duke University Sch ool of Law; Research
Director, Duke University School of Law Center for Cri minal Justice and Professional
Responsibility; Professor of Psychology, Duke University.

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