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This report documents the study design, methodology, analysis, and results for a study on the exercise of peremptory challenges during jury selection in trials of all defendants on death row in North Carolina as of July 1, 2010. The study examined how prosecutors exercised peremptory challenges in capital cases to assess whether potential jurors’ race played any role in those decisions. The primary investigators for the study are Barbara O’Brien and Catherine Grosso. Both are associate professors of law at Michigan State University College of Law.


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