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The Death PenaltyA Worldwide Perspective$
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Roger Hood CBE QC (Hon) DCL FBA and Carolyn Hoyle

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199228478

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228478.001.0001

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Where Capital Punishment Remains Contested

Where Capital Punishment Remains Contested

(p.66) 3 Where Capital Punishment Remains Contested
The Death Penalty

Roger Hood

Carolyn Hoyle

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the countries that have not yet abolished the death penalty, although making progress, or those which question the moral or utilitarian case for executing criminals: Africa, the Middle East, the Anglophone Caribbean, and the United States of America. It assesses across the main regions of the world the current state of the debate on capital punishment and the prospects for abolition or a reduction in the use of the death penalty. In every one of these areas, the abolitionist cause continues to make progress, if not resulting in outright abolition or a state of abolition de facto, at least in the reduction of executions. The countries that support the regular use of capital punishment are becoming more marginalised.

Keywords:   Africa, Middle East, Anglophone Caribbean, USA, debate

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