The Death Penalty: A Worldwide Perspective

byRoger Hood, Carolyn Hoyle

Paperback | February 8, 2015

The Death Penalty: A Worldwide Perspective by Roger Hood
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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. Emphasising the impact of international human rights principles and evidence of abuse, the authors examine how this has fuelled challenges to the death penalty and they analyse 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.
Professor Roger Hood is Professor Emeritus of Criminology at the University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College. He took his Ph.D. at the Law Faculty of the University of Cambridge at the Institute of Criminology, and is a Doctor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford. From 1973 to 2003 he was Director of the Oxford Ce...
Title:The Death Penalty: A Worldwide PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:624 pages, 9.69 X 6.73 X 1.26 inShipping dimensions:624 pages, 9.69 X 6.73 X 1.26 inPublished:February 8, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198701748

ISBN - 13:9780198701743

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