In the article, “Race and death sentencing for Oklahoma homicides committed between 1990 and 2012,” Sharp and her co-authors sought to determine the extent to which race – both of the victim and the defendant – was a factor in death sentencing. The study examined 153 cases of homicide that occurred in Oklahoma over a twenty-three- year period (between January 1, 1990 and December 31, 2012) in which the defendant received a death sentence. The authors found that the defendant’s race did not correlate with a death sentence. However, there was a strong correlation with race of the victim, such that cases with white victims were significantly more likely to end with a death sentence than cases with nonwhite victims. Homicides with female victims were also more likely to result in a death sentence than other cases. Lastly, having one or more additional legally relevant factors present in the case (such as a homicide event with more than one victim, or one in which there were additional felony circumstances) was found to be a significant predictor of a defendant receiving a death sentence.