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A worldwide perspective

Author: Roger Hood; Carolyn Hoyle
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press : [distributor] Oxford University Press Distribution Services, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th rev. ed
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This completely revised and updated fourth edition of the classic study on the death penalty surveys and analyses the status of the death penalty as a punishment worldwide.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Hood; Carolyn Hoyle
ISBN: 9780199228478 0199228477
OCLC Number: 851822065
Notes: Replaces: 9780199251285.
Target Audience: Undergraduate.
Description: 450 pages ; 23 x 16 x 3 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. The Abolitionist Movement: Progress and Prospects --
2. The Vanguard of Abolition --
3. Where Capital Punishment Remains Contested --
4. The Scope of Capital Punishment in Law --
5. The Death Penalty in Reality: The Process of Execution and the Death Row Experience --
6. Excluding the Vulnerable from Capital Punishment --
7. Protecting the Accused and Ensuring Due Process --
8. . Deciding Who Should Die: Problems of Inequity, Arbitrariness, and Racial Discrimination --
9. The Question of Deterrence --
10. A Question of Opinion or a Question of Principle? --
11. The Challenge of a Suitable Replacement --
Appendix 1: Lists of Retentionist and Abolitionist Countries --
Appendix 2: Ratification of International Treaties --
Appendix 3: International Instruments --
Bibliography --
Cases Cited --
Index.
Responsibility: Roger Hood ; Carolyn Hoyle.

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This completely revised and updated fourth edition of the classic study on the death penalty surveys and analyses the status of the death penalty as a punishment worldwide.

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