Eisenberg, T., Garvey, S. P., & Wells, M. T. (1998). But was he sorry? The role of remorse in capital sentencing. Cornell Law Review, 83, 1599-1637.

Eisenberg, T., Garvey, S. P., & Wells, M. T. (1998). But was he sorry? The role of remorse in capital sentencing. Cornell Law Review, 83, 1599-1637.

Perceived viciousness, future dangerousness and lack of remorse positively related to death penalty. Remorse was a stronger predictor of sentence in cases with low viciousness.

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