Zimmerman: Stand Your Ground Simpson's Paradox

Description Format Details Source

Description

Data from 220 cases in Florida where a "Stand your ground" defense was used.

Format

A data frame with 220 observations on the following 5 variables.

Convicted

Was the defendant Convicted? (No or Yes)

IndWhiteVictim

Was the victim white? (1=yes or 0=no)

IndWhiteDefendant

Was the defendant white? (1=yes or 0=no)

VictimRace

Race of the victim (Minority or White)

DefendantRace

Race of the defendant (Minority or White)

Details

Inspired by the Travon Martin case, combined fatal and non-fatal cases of assault in Florida for which the defendant used the Stand Your Ground law in defense. These data show Simpson's Paradox. Race of the victim is more important than race of the defendant.

Source

Data from Tampa Bay Times, male plus female cases, as of 2/8/15 – final posted data http://www.tampabay.com/stand-your-ground-law/nonfatal-cases http://www.tampabay.com/stand-your-ground-law/fatal-cases


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