Marian Williams Ph.D.

There are 17 included publications by Marian Williams Ph.D.:

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Assessing the Impact of Gender Inequality on Female Homicide Victimization Across U.S. Cities 2002 127 To expand our understanding of gender inequality and violent crime, this study provides an assessment of the relationship between gender inequality and lethal violence against women. The authors use a cross-sectional design with racially disaggregate...
Civil asset forfeiture, equitable sharing, and policing for profit in the United States 2011 307 Purpose: Critics of asset forfeiture claim that forfeiture laws create financial incentives that inappropriately influence police behavior. The present study examines the relationship between measures of the financial incentive and legal burdens for ...
Civil Asset Forfeiture: Where Does The Money Go? 2002 182 In the past 25 years, the "war on drugs" has continued despite evidence that it has not been successful. One aspect of this war, civil asset forfeiture, has been used as a tool by federal, state, and local law enforcement to "take the profit out of t...
A Comparison of Sentencing Outcomes for Defendants with Public Defenders Versus Retained Counsel in a Florida Circuit Court 2002 0 The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that a criminal defendant has the right to counsel for his defense, and the Fourteenth Amendment states that defendants must be provided due process and equal protection under law. Despite this, it ...
Diversity and Citizen Participation: The Effect of Race on Juror Decision Making 2013 191 Juries rarely receive attention in public administration despite the explicitly “public” nature of their function and the determinative nature of their decision making. Applying the theoretical construct of public participation to jury decision makin...
The Effect of Pretrial Detention on Imprisonment Decisions 2003 130 A number of studies have addressed the respective influences of such legal factors as offense seriousness, and such extralegal factors as race, on imprisonment decisions. One factor that is not easily classified as either legal or extralegal-pretrial...
The effectiveness of public defenders in four Florida counties 2013 281 The present study utilizes data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics to examine the effectiveness of public defenders in Florida to assess whether the case outcomes of defendants with public defenders are similar to the case outcomes of defendants w...
From the Field: “BAD TIME”: THE RISE AND FALL OF PENAL POLICY IN OHIO 2003 124 Correctional administrators have traditionally had a number of disciplinary tools at their discretion to maintain institutional control. Following the virtual elimination parole and good time credits, the State of Ohio created a unique penal policy t...
HOW COVERAGE OF DEATH SENTENCES VARY: A STUDY OF TWO OHIO NEWSPAPERS 2012 0 Research on media coverage of crime and justice issues tends to examine the effects of this coverage on public opinion, fear of crime,and other attitudes. Coverage of the death penalty, particularly executions, is a popular topic among researchers, w...
The Interactive Effects of Victim Race and Gender On Death Sentence Disparity Findings 2004 1208 Several death penalty studies have examined whether victim race is associated with differential death sentencing outcomes; however, these studies tend to ignore the potential interaction of victim race and victim gender on decision-making outcomes. T...
JUSTICE, JURIES, AND CONVICTIONS: THE RELEVANCE OF RACE IN JURY VERDICTS 2012 0 Previous research has suggested that the racial composition of a jury plays a role in the likelihood of conviction of certain defendants. In general, it has been supported that White jury members are more likely to vote to convict Black defendants, w...
Racial disparity and death sentences in Ohio 2001 0 The use of the death penalty has resulted in a number of studies attempting to determine if its application is consistent with the guidelines established by the United States Supreme Court. In particular, many studies have assessed whether there are ...
Racial disparity and death sentences in Ohio 2001 1432 The use of the death penalty has resulted in a number of studies attempting to determine if its application is consistent with the guidelines established by the United States Supreme Court. In particular, many studies have assessed whether there are ...
[Review of] Murder stories: Ideological narratives in capital punishment 2013 81 Book review.
The role of prerequisites in a criminal justice curriculum 2004 103 This article examines the value of requiring prerequisites beyond the standard introduction to criminal justice course in a criminal justice program. Using ordinary least squares (OLS) regression of eight sections of a criminal procedure course over ...
Understanding The Influence Of Victim Gender In Death Penalty Cases: The Importance Of Victim Race, Sex-Related Victimization, and Jury Decision Making 2007 165 Using data from the Baldus, Woodworth, and Pulaski (1990) study of Georgia’s death penalty system, we examine the influence of victim gender in death penalty cases. Furthermore, to improve our understanding of the meaning of victim gender, we conside...
White Female Victims and Death Penalty Disparity Research 2004 1639 Empirical studies of the death penalty continue to find that the race and gender of homicide victims are associated with the severity of legal responses in homicide cases even after controlling for legally relevant factors. A limitation of this resea...