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The Death Penalty: A Worldwide Perspective
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date June 2, 2008
Pages 486
Binding Hardcover
Edition 4 rev exp
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780199228461
ISBN-10 0199228469
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 2 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $125.00
Other format details university press
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: This new edition of a classic study assesses the global status of capital punishment. As in previous editions, this work draws on Roger Hood's experiences as consultant to the United Nations for the Secretary General's five-yearly surveys of capital punishment as well as the latest literature from non-governmental organizations and academic experts.

This edition examines significant developments around the world including the Chinese plan for the People's Supreme Court to review all death sentences, and the abolition in the USA of the death penalty for offenders who committed murder while under the age of 18. Recent legal challenges to lethal injection as a form of execution are also examined. This edition also includes an additional chapter on the role and influence of victims' families and victim interest movements.

This volume shows how, despite a number of set-backs, the movement to abolish the death penalty has continued to gather pace; that international organizations and human rights treaties continue to put pressure on retentionist countries; that further developments have been made in securing protection for those facing the death penalty in retentionist counties; and that, despite such advances, in some parts of the world the range of crimes subject to the death penalty remains wide and the number of executions considerable. This work engages with the latest debates on the realities of capital punishment, with claims that the death penalty is a unique deterrent to murder and other serious crimes, and contains expanded coverage of arguments about the role of public opinion in the debate on capital punishment.

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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
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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
About: This new edition of a classic study assesses the global status of capital punishment.
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9780375707032 | details & prices | List price $7.99
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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
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