Marian Williams Ph.D.

There are 13 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 105 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 269 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 152 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...
Diversity and Citizen Participation: The Effect of Race on Juror Decision Making 2013 162 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 101 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 234 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 101 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...
The Interactive Effects of Victim Race and Gender On Death Sentence Disparity Findings 2004 1163 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...
Racial disparity and death sentences in Ohio 2001 1391 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 72 Book review.
The role of prerequisites in a criminal justice curriculum 2004 84 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 143 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 1587 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...