Capital Punishment

  title={Capital Punishment},
  author={Roger G. Hood},
  journal={Punishment \& Society},
  pages={331 - 354}
  • R. Hood
  • Published 1 July 2001
  • Political Science
  • Punishment & Society
This article reviews the extent to which the movement to abolish capital punishment has been successful and discusses some of the influences which have produced a remarkable increase in the number of abolitionist countries in the past two decades. It asks whether this trend has now come to an end as many countries which retain the death penalty continue to defy, for a variety of reasons, international pressure to change their laws and practices. Finally, it discusses some actions that might… 

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