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Roper v. Simmons

  • By: Keith Gregory Logan
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Racial discrimination in the imposition of the death penalty continues as a subject of controversy within the criminal justice system. In 2004, juveniles who were members of ethnic/ racial minorities were disproportionately sentenced to death. But in 2005, the issue ...

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