Capital punishment [electronic resource] : strategies for abolition / edited by Peter Hodgkinson and William A. Schabas.
- Cambridge, UK ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
1 online resource (390 p.)
- Capital punishment.
- Electronic books.
- What are the critical factors that determine whether a country replaces, retains or restores the death penalty? Why do some countries maintain the death penalty in theory but in reality rarely invoke it? This book seeks to identify the core issues that influence governments when formulating policy on capital punishment.
- Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Notes on the contributors; 1 Capital punishment: improve it or remove it?; 2 International law and the death penalty: reflecting or promoting change?; 3 Doctors and the death penalty: ethics and a cruel punishment; 4 Replacing the death penalty: the vexed issue of alternative sanctions; 5 Religion and the death penalty in the United States: past and present; 6 On botched executions; 7 Death as a penalty in the Shari'a; 8 Abolishing the death penalty in the United States: an analysis of institutional obstacles and future prospects
9 Capital punishment in the United States: moratorium efforts and other key developments10 The experience of Lithuania's journey to abolition; 11 The death penalty in South Korea and Japan: 'Asian values' and the debate about capital punishment?; 12 Georgia, former republic of the USSR: managing abolition; 13 Capital punishment in the Commonwealth Caribbean: colonial inheritance, colonial remedy?; 14 Public opinion and the death penalty; 15 Capital punishment: meeting the needs of the families of the homicide victim and the condemned; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Hodgkinson, Peter, director of the Centre for Capital Punishment Studies.
Schabas, William, 1950-
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