The figure illustrates Simpsons paradox for Example 17 on the death penalty. For each defendants race, the figure plots the
a. Explain why a comparison of a pair of circles having the same letter in the middle indicates that the death penalty was more likely for black defendants, when we control for victim’s race.
b. Explain why a comparison of the × marks shows that overall the death penalty was more likely for white defendants than black defendants.
c. For white defendants, why is the overall percentage who got the death penalty so close to the percentage for the case with white victims?
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Question Posted: September 11, 2015 04:24:33