Monday, October 15, 2007
University of Iowa law CrimProf David Baldus will be honored for his research into the application of the death penalty when he receives the Gov. Harold E. Hughes Award from the Iowans Against the Death Penalty organization on Oct. 27th.
Baldus, considered one of the nation's leading death penalty scholars, has conducted research on racial disparity in death penalty sentencing cases. His research has found that the odds of a black defendant receiving the death penalty following a conviction are significantly higher than the odds of a white defendant convicted of the same crime. Press release here. [Mark Godsey]