The Resource The death penalty : a worldwide perspective, Roger Hood and Carolyn Hoyle

The death penalty : a worldwide perspective, Roger Hood and Carolyn Hoyle

Label
The death penalty : a worldwide perspective
Title
The death penalty
Title remainder
a worldwide perspective
Statement of responsibility
Roger Hood and Carolyn Hoyle
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Action
committed to retain for EAST
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hood, Roger
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8694
LC item number
.H657 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hoyle, Carolyn
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capital punishment
  • Doodstraf
  • Capital punishment
  • Doodstraf
  • Internationaler Vergleich
  • Rechtsvergleich
  • Todesstrafe
  • Internationaler Vergleich
  • Rechtsvergleich
  • Todesstrafe
Label
The death penalty : a worldwide perspective, Roger Hood and Carolyn Hoyle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [422]-454) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Sources of information ; Plan of the book ; The approach taken towards capital punishment -- 1. The abolitionist movement : progress and prospects. The pace of abolition ; Generating the new wave of abolition ; What prospects for international acceptance or rejection of capital punishment? -- 2. In the vanguard of abolition. Western Europe and Australasia : death penalty free zones ; Eastern Europe : embracing abolition ; States of the former Soviet Union : from moratoria to abolition de jure ; South and Central America : long-term supporters of abolition -- 3. Where capital punishment remains contested. The Middle East and North Africa : cracks in the bastion? ; Africa South of the Sahara : resistance to abolition crumbling? ; Asia and the Pacific : opening up the issue ; The Caribbean : colonial legacies ; North America : faltering support -- 4. The scope of capital punishment in law. Offences punishable by death ; The scale of death sentences and executions -- 5. The death penalty in reality : the process of execution and the death row experience. Executing those found to be guilty ; Under sentence of death ; Conclusion -- 6. Excluding the vulnerable from capital punishment. Juvenile defendants ; The question of the aged ; The exemption of pregnant women ; The status of the mentally retarded ; Protection of the insane and severely mentally ill ; Conclusion -- 7. Protecting the accused and ensuring due process. International standards ; Ensuring a fair trial ; The right to appeal ; The right to seek a pardon, clemency, or commutation of sentence ; Finality of judgment : awaiting the outcome of legal proceedings ; Wrongful convictions and innocent persons exonerated ; Conclusions -- 8. Deciding who should die : problems of inequity, arbitrariness, and racial discrimination. Mandatory or discretionary? ; Legal analyses : the American experience ; Criminological investigations ; Policy implications -- 9. The question of deterrence. Reliance on the deterrent justification ; Conceptual issues : the need for clarification ; General deterrence in context ; Assessing homicide trends ; The comparative method ; Measuring the immediate impact ; The econometric model ; Methodological problems in measuring the deterrent effect ; Implications for policy -- 10. A question of opinion or a question of principle? Public opinion and the politics of abolition ; The nature of public opinion ; Changing public opinion ; Abolition and its effect on public opinion ; The impact of victims' advocates on support for the death penalty ; A question of principle -- 11. The challenge of a suitable replacement. The nature of the challenge ; The range of alternative penalties ; The ascendancy of life without parole in America ; Life without hope : the new challenge to human dignity ; Conditions of confinement ; The challenge of sentencing juveniles convicted of murder ; Implications for policy -- Appendices. Lists of retentionist and abolitionist countries ; Ratification of international treaties ; International instruments
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
4th ed., rev. and expanded.
Extent
xi, 486 pages
Isbn
9780199228461
Lccn
2008008014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)202546224
Label
The death penalty : a worldwide perspective, Roger Hood and Carolyn Hoyle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [422]-454) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Sources of information ; Plan of the book ; The approach taken towards capital punishment -- 1. The abolitionist movement : progress and prospects. The pace of abolition ; Generating the new wave of abolition ; What prospects for international acceptance or rejection of capital punishment? -- 2. In the vanguard of abolition. Western Europe and Australasia : death penalty free zones ; Eastern Europe : embracing abolition ; States of the former Soviet Union : from moratoria to abolition de jure ; South and Central America : long-term supporters of abolition -- 3. Where capital punishment remains contested. The Middle East and North Africa : cracks in the bastion? ; Africa South of the Sahara : resistance to abolition crumbling? ; Asia and the Pacific : opening up the issue ; The Caribbean : colonial legacies ; North America : faltering support -- 4. The scope of capital punishment in law. Offences punishable by death ; The scale of death sentences and executions -- 5. The death penalty in reality : the process of execution and the death row experience. Executing those found to be guilty ; Under sentence of death ; Conclusion -- 6. Excluding the vulnerable from capital punishment. Juvenile defendants ; The question of the aged ; The exemption of pregnant women ; The status of the mentally retarded ; Protection of the insane and severely mentally ill ; Conclusion -- 7. Protecting the accused and ensuring due process. International standards ; Ensuring a fair trial ; The right to appeal ; The right to seek a pardon, clemency, or commutation of sentence ; Finality of judgment : awaiting the outcome of legal proceedings ; Wrongful convictions and innocent persons exonerated ; Conclusions -- 8. Deciding who should die : problems of inequity, arbitrariness, and racial discrimination. Mandatory or discretionary? ; Legal analyses : the American experience ; Criminological investigations ; Policy implications -- 9. The question of deterrence. Reliance on the deterrent justification ; Conceptual issues : the need for clarification ; General deterrence in context ; Assessing homicide trends ; The comparative method ; Measuring the immediate impact ; The econometric model ; Methodological problems in measuring the deterrent effect ; Implications for policy -- 10. A question of opinion or a question of principle? Public opinion and the politics of abolition ; The nature of public opinion ; Changing public opinion ; Abolition and its effect on public opinion ; The impact of victims' advocates on support for the death penalty ; A question of principle -- 11. The challenge of a suitable replacement. The nature of the challenge ; The range of alternative penalties ; The ascendancy of life without parole in America ; Life without hope : the new challenge to human dignity ; Conditions of confinement ; The challenge of sentencing juveniles convicted of murder ; Implications for policy -- Appendices. Lists of retentionist and abolitionist countries ; Ratification of international treaties ; International instruments
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
4th ed., rev. and expanded.
Extent
xi, 486 pages
Isbn
9780199228461
Lccn
2008008014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)202546224

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