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The Death Penalty In China: Policy, Practice, and Reform

Bin Liang and Hong Lu (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170079
eISBN:
9780231540810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170079.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Featuring experts from Europe, Australia, Japan, China, and the United States, this collection of essays follows changes in the theory and policy of China’s death penalty from the Mao era (1949–1979) ... More


Discrimination in Punishment

Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

in Born Free and Equal?: A Philosophical Inquiry into the Nature of Discrimination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199796113
eISBN:
9780199350995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796113.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 8 explores a different issue of proportional representation, i.e. one that arises in connection with punishment. Suppose, say, that murderers belonging to a certain racial group are much more ... More


The Culture of Moral Responsibility

Bruce N. Waller

in The Stubborn System of Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028165
eISBN:
9780262327404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028165.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Strong belief in moral responsibility – as found in neoliberal cultures – is closely associated with rugged individualism and the “self-made man.” It contributes to harsh and excessive punishment, ... More


Deadly Devices: Animals, Capital Punishment, and the Scope of Sovereignty

Kelly Oliver

in Technologies of Life and Death: From Cloning to Capital Punishment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251087
eISBN:
9780823253036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251087.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Turning to capital punishment exercised on animals, along with Thomas Edison's experimentation on animals that led to the invention of the electric chair, I develop an alternative genealogy of man's ... More


Jurors in Criminal Cases Can Fairly Punish Wrongdoers

Brian H. Bornstein and Edie Greene

in The Jury Under Fire: Myth, Controversy, and Reform

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190201340
eISBN:
9780190201357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190201340.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Juries rarely determine criminal punishment, but they do in the most serious cases, namely, those in which the defendant is eligible for the death penalty. Research shows, however, that jurors’ ... More


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