Oxford University Press, 2018
Data and Resources
Replication data for Figures used in the book:
This Stata do-file will generate all the figures in the book, in PNG format. (Requires Stata 13.0 or more recent.) In order to run the code, download this zipped directory of files and extract them to a directory called "F:\DeadlyJustice-Data-and-Do-Files". Double-click on the file which should be at the top: "DeadlyJustice-Replication.do" a long Stata program (about 2,000 lines of code) should run on any PC. The do-file clearly indicates which figure from the book is being created, and calls the appropriate data file to do it. It goes in order from Figure 1.1 through the last figure in the book, with the exception of those figures which are maps.
Click here for a directory of files allowing one to replicate the maps used in the book using R.
Additional databases used in the book
The Carolina Execution Database - all executions, 1977 through 2015. Codebook. Updated data through 2016 - Stata .dta version; Excel version. Note that analyses in the book include executions through the end of 2015.
Homicides by County and by Year, 1984 to 2012. Stata .dta version; Excel version. Note: Variables include State and County names, 5-digit FIPS code, and the number of homicides from 1984 (Hom84) through 2012 (Hom12), as well as a total (Hom8412). Because a small number of values were estimated using the average of five adjacent years, a few cases show fractional values. Otherwise, the values represent the number of homicides reported to the FBI in each county by year. For more detail on the construction of this dataset, see this work by former UNC student Wallace Gram.
Executions by County and by Year, 1975 to 2015. Data.
Executions by State and by Year, 1975 to 2015. Data.
Pennsylvania Death Warrants and Stays.
Links to State Department of Corrections Death Penalty pages, where available
Death row roster (Kansas Department of Corrections site)
Complete list including those no longer under sentence of death (Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty)
Inmates sentenced to death, with disposition (PDF from Nebraska Department of Corrections)
(This page was last updated June 2, 2017.)