Capital Punishment: A Global Perspective

By Roger Hood / Punishment and Society, on 1 January 2001

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 prove effective in overcoming these obstacles.

  • Document type Article
  • Themes list Trend Towards Abolition, Death Penalty,