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Life imprisonment : a global human rights analysis

Author: Dirk Van Zyl Smit; Catherine Appleton
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018.
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Life imprisonment has replaced capital punishment as the most common sentence imposed for heinous crimes worldwide. As a consequence, it has become the leading issue in international criminal justice reform. In the first global survey of prisoners serving life terms, Dirk van Zyl Smit and Catherine Appleton argue for a human rights-based reappraisal of this exceptionally harsh punishment. The authors estimate that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Van Zyl Smit, Dirk.
Life imprisonment.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018012887
(OCoLC)1031422088
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dirk Van Zyl Smit; Catherine Appleton
ISBN: 9780674989139 0674989139
OCLC Number: 1077292256
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Debating life --
Describing life --
Prevalence of life --
Exempt from life --
Offenses that carry life --
Imposing life --
Doing life --
Implementing life well --
Release from life --
Life after life --
Rethinking life.
Responsibility: Dirk van Zyl Smit and Catherine Appleton.

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Life imprisonment has replaced the death penalty as the most common sentence imposed for heinous crimes worldwide. Consequently, it has become the leading issue of international criminal justice  Read more...

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