9789811531293 (electronic book) 9811531293 (electronic book) 9811531285 9789811531286
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This book offers a broad overview of public attitudes to the death penalty in India. It examines in detail the progress made by international organizations worldwide in their efforts to abolish the death penalty and provides statistics from various countries that have already abolished it. The book focuses on four main aspects: the excessive cost and poor use of funds; wrongful executions of innocent people; the death penaltys failure as an efficient deterrent; and the alternative sentence of life imprisonment without parole. In closing, the book analyses the current debates on capital punishment around the globe and in the Indian context. Based on public opinion surveys, the book is essential reading for all those interested in India, its government, criminal justice system, and policies on the death penalty and human rights.
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Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Death Penalty: A Global Context 2. Death Penalty: An Indian Context 3. Non-State Actors Perspectives on Death Penalty 4. Public Opinion Polls on Death Penalty 5. Psychosocial Factors Associated with Death Penalty: Convicts and Families of Convicts 6. Public Opinion Poll: Indian Study Way Forward.
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Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed April 8, 2020).
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Print version: Sahni, Sanjeev P. Death penalty. Singapore : Springer,