Race and Gender Disparities in Capitally-Charged
Louisiana Homicide Cases, 1976-2014


Tim Lyman, Frank R. Baumgartner, and Glenn L. Pierce

Forthcoming 2022, Southern University Law Review

Click here to read the text of the paper. (pdf)

Click here for the data associated with Figure 1. (xlsx)

Click here for a spreadsheet comparing the number of homicides and death-sentenced cases by race of offender and victim, separately for the different Judicial District Courts in Louisiana. This allows a comparison of the JDC's included in our study with the rest of the state. (xlsx)

Click here for the FBI Supplemental Homicide Report dataset used in the paper (N = 6,512). These represent all the homicides in the Judicial Districts and in the time period of our study. Only some of these were capitally charged. (xlsx)

Click here for the main database used in our analysis, the set of 1,822 homicides that, at some point, faced capital charges. (xlsx version) (Stata .dta version)

Click here for the Stata command file used to replicate the analysis in the paper (Stata .do file)


(Last updated, September 8, 2021 ).