Capital Punishment: Strategies for Abolition

Capital Punishment: Strategies for Abolition

by Peter Hodgkinson, William A. Schabas, William Schabas
     
 

A comparative exploration of issues around the use or abolition of the death penalty.See more details below

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A comparative exploration of issues around the use or abolition of the death penalty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521115599
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/23/2009
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.87(d)

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Table of Contents

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Notes on the contributors
1Capital punishment: improve it or remove it?1
2International law and the death penalty: reflecting or promoting change?36
3Doctors and the death penalty: ethics and a cruel punishment63
4Replacing the death penalty: the vexed issue of alternative sanctions92
5Religion and the death penalty in the United States: past and present116
6On botched executions143
7Death as a penalty in the Shari'a169
8Abolishing the death penalty in the United States: an analysis of institutional obstacles and future prospects186
9Capital punishment in the United States: moratorium efforts and other key developments208
10The experience of Lithuania's journey to abolition233
11The death penalty in South Korea and Japan: 'Asian values' and the debate about capital punishment?253
12Georgia, former republic of the USSR: managing abolition273
13Capital punishment in the Commonwealth Caribbean: colonial inheritance, colonial remedy?282
14Public opinion and the death penalty309
15Capital punishment: meeting the needs of the families of the homicide victim and the condemned332
Index359

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