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Aim of Eberhadt

To see if black offenders with stereotypically black features were more likely to get the death sentence than offenders

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Method of Eberhadt

Lab experiment

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Procedure of Eberhadt

Analysis of database of death-eligible cases in Philadelphia that advanced to penalty between 79 to 99.
- 44 cases black man murdered white victim

- Photos shown to raters = 51 from Stanford Uni (32 white 15 Asian)
- Black & white photos shown for 4 seconds
- Ask to use their facial features to give them a rating between 1 to 11. 11 is very stereotypical

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Results of Eberhadt

Analysis of covariance allowed researchers to input many different variables to test for their effects on sentencing decisions like:

- Severity of murder
- Socio economic status of victim
- Defendant
- Defendant attractiveness

- Most stereotypically black defendants = 57.5% more likely to receive death penalty
- Least stereotypically black defendants = 24.4% more likely

2nd study: Black defendant, black victim
- Same analysis produced no significant effect. Suggests black victim is seen as less important