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Development without Abolition: Japan in the 21st Century

David T. Johnson and Franklin E. Zimring

in The Next Frontier: National Development, Political Change, and the Death Penalty in Asia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337402
eISBN:
9780199868674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337402.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter traces the development of Japanese death penalty policy in order to arrive at a historically informed understanding of how contemporary policy-makers came to believe that at least one ... More


A Lesson Learned?: The Philippines

David T. Johnson and Franklin E. Zimring

in The Next Frontier: National Development, Political Change, and the Death Penalty in Asia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337402
eISBN:
9780199868674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337402.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

After a brief history of capital punishment through the Marcos era, this chapter describes and explains the two Philippine abolitions and some of the other major death penalty developments that have ... More


Lessons

David T. Johnson and Franklin E. Zimring

in The Next Frontier: National Development, Political Change, and the Death Penalty in Asia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337402
eISBN:
9780199868674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337402.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter makes the case for a regional focus by reviewing the materials in the preceding chapters for insights from Asia about capital punishment in the world in the 21st century. The lessons are ... More


The Political Origins of China's Death Penalty Exceptionalism

David T. Johnson and Franklin E. Zimring

in The Next Frontier: National Development, Political Change, and the Death Penalty in Asia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337402
eISBN:
9780199868674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337402.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter begins by providing a context for Chinese capital punishment through descriptions of the scale of criminal justice in the PRC and of the political organization of its criminal justice ... More


The Right to Life and Conflicting Interests

Elizabeth Wicks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199547395
eISBN:
9780191594373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547395.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Medical Law

The right to life is a core human right which has not yet received the detailed legal analysis that it requires. This book provides detailed, critical analysis of the controversial human right to ... More


The Other China: Taiwan

David T. Johnson and Franklin E. Zimring

in The Next Frontier: National Development, Political Change, and the Death Penalty in Asia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337402
eISBN:
9780199868674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337402.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter extends the discussion of the Asian vanguard by summarizing some of the most salient similarities and differences in death penalty policy in Taiwan and South Korea. In general terms, the ... More


The Pace of Change

David T. Johnson and Franklin E. Zimring

in The Next Frontier: National Development, Political Change, and the Death Penalty in Asia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337402
eISBN:
9780199868674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337402.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

On current evidence, the abolition of capital punishment in Asia is not a question of “if” but of “when,” and the critical issues concern the pace and processes of change rather than the direction ... More


The Next Frontier: National Development, Political Change, and the Death Penalty in Asia

David T. Johnson and Franklin E. Zimring

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337402
eISBN:
9780199868674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337402.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Asia is the next frontier in the campaign to end state execution because more than 95 percent of the executions in the world take place there. This book combines detailed case studies of the death ... More


The Death Penalty

John Hanley

in Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195329414
eISBN:
9780199851720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329414.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter first examines the nature of public opinion on capital punishment before the Supreme Court's decision in Furman v. Georgia (1972), the case in which the corpus of state death penalty ... More


Varieties of Capital Punishment in Contemporary Asia

David T. Johnson and Franklin E. Zimring

in The Next Frontier: National Development, Political Change, and the Death Penalty in Asia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337402
eISBN:
9780199868674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337402.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter extends the analysis by profiling the great variety of death penalty policies in Asia, and it also outlines the research strategy employed in the chapters that follow. Its first and ... More


The Abolitionist and Retentionist Debate

Zhigang Yu and Charlotte Hu

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170079
eISBN:
9780231540810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170079.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter reviews China’s domestic debate over abolition of the death penalty. Instead of trying to end the death penalty practice immediately, Chinese scholars seemingly reached a consensus that ... More


The Right to Life and Prevention of Crime: Killing by the State as Punishment and/or Deterrence

Elizabeth Wicks

in The Right to Life and Conflicting Interests

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199547395
eISBN:
9780191594373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547395.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Medical Law

Chapter 5 considers the challenges to the right to life in the context of the prevention of crime, both in terms of the death penalty and the use of lethal force in order to prevent crime. While ... More


Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures

Beth A. Berkowitz

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195179194
eISBN:
9780199784509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179196.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures argues that ancient rabbis and Christians used death penalty discourse to invent themselves as ... More


Reading Execution: A Century of Scholarship on the Ancient Jewish Death Penalty

Beth A. Berkowitz

in Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195179194
eISBN:
9780199784509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179196.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the history of scholarship on the ancient Jewish death penalty, focusing in particular on the last century of scholarship in the United States and Israel. It includes within its ... More


The Death Penalty: A Worldwide Perspective

Roger Hood CBE QC (Hon) DCL FBA and Carolyn Hoyle

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199228478
eISBN:
9780191696329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228478.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Criminal Law and Criminology

The 4th edition of this study of the death penalty brings up-to-date developments in the movement to abolish the practice worldwide. It draws on personal experience as consultant to the United ... More


The Death Penalty After the Restoration of Centralized Review: An Empirical Study of Capital Sentencing

Moulin Xiong

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170079
eISBN:
9780231540810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170079.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Based on data collected from eight courts in five provinces, this chapter shows that China’s use of the death penalty was mainly limited to violent crimes and drug offenses in practice. In addition, ... More


Legislating the New Death Penalty: The Simple Deprivation of Life

Paul Friedland

in Seeing Justice Done: The Age of Spectacular Capital Punishment in France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592692
eISBN:
9780191741852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592692.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, European Early Modern History

By the Revolution, public opinion universally accepted the idea that the death penalty should be used rarely, that it should involve as little pain as possible, and that the bulk of crimes should be ... More


In the Shadow of Death: Restorative Justice and Death Row Families

Elizabeth Beck, Sarah Britto, and Arlene Andrews

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195179415
eISBN:
9780199893799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179415.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

Little is known about the effects of having a loved one on death row, and alternative visions of punishment that offer the possibility for forgiveness and recovery are also underrepresented in our ... More


Public Opinion and the Death Penalty

Shanhe Jiang

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170079
eISBN:
9780231540810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170079.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter surveys studies of public opinion on China’s death penalty and critically analyzes results of past studies and discusses potential implications.


Theorizing a New Death Penalty: Penal Reform on the Eve of the Revolution

Paul Friedland

in Seeing Justice Done: The Age of Spectacular Capital Punishment in France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592692
eISBN:
9780191741852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592692.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, European Early Modern History

Scattered utopian and humanist writers had long imagined that prisons or forced labor might one day replace the death penalty, but it was only in the 1740s that punishment was explored from a ... More


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