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The Death Penalty: A Worldwide Perspective
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date February 18, 2015
Pages 597
Binding Paperback
Edition 5 rev upd
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780198701743
ISBN-10 0198701748
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 2.35 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $67.50
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The fifth edition of this highly praised study charts and explains the progress that continues to be made towards the goal of worldwide abolition of the death penalty. The majority of nations have now abolished the death penalty and the number of executions has dropped in almost all countries where abolition has not yet taken place. Emphasizing the impact of international human rights principles and evidence of abuse, the authors examine how this has fueled challenges to the death penalty and they analyze and appraise the likely obstacles, political and cultural, to further abolition. They discuss the cruel realities of the death penalty and the failure of international standards always to ensure fair trials and to avoid arbitrariness, discrimination and conviction of the innocent: all violations of the right to life. They provide further evidence of the lack of a general deterrent effect; shed new light on the influence and limits of public opinion; and argue that substituting for the death penalty life imprisonment without parole raises many similar human rights concerns.

This edition provides a strong intellectual and evidential basis for regarding capital punishment as undeniably cruel, inhuman and degrading. Widely relied upon and fully updated to reflect the current state of affairs worldwide, this is an invaluable resource for all those who study the death penalty and work towards its removal as an international goal.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780198701736 Book cover for 9780199228461 Book cover for 9780375707032
 
5 rev upd edition from Oxford Univ Pr (March 8, 2015)
9780198701736 | details & prices | 597 pages | 7.00 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 2.75 lbs | List price $170.00
4 rev exp edition from Oxford Univ Pr (June 2, 2008)
9780199228461 | details & prices | 486 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 2.00 lbs | List price $125.00
With John Burnham Schwartz | from Vintage Books (September 1, 1999); titled "Reservation Road: Open Market Edition"
9780375707032 | details & prices | List price $7.99
This edition also contains Reservation Road: Open Market Edition
Paperback
Book cover for 9780198701743 Book cover for 9780375707445
 
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5 rev upd edition from Oxford Univ Pr (February 18, 2015)
9780198701743 | details & prices | 597 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 2.35 lbs | List price $67.50
About: The fifth edition of this highly praised study charts and explains the progress that continues to be made towards the goal of worldwide abolition of the death penalty.
from Random House Reference & (February 1, 2000); titled "Random House Roget's Handy American Thesaurus"
9780375707445 | details & prices | 3.50 × 5.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $3.99
This edition also contains Random House Roget's Handy American Thesaurus
About: A comprehensive small-format thesaurus featuring more than 90,000 synonyms and antonyms.

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