See also international death penalty database dpic report international perspectives on the death penalty a costly isolation for the us 1999 the united states death penalty and international law sixth world congress against the death penalty in oslo. The 4th edition edition of this classic study has been thoroughly revised to provide up to date information on the scope and practice of capital punishment and the movement backed by international organizations and human rights treaties to abolish the death penalty worldwide as in previouseditions it draws on roger hoods experience as consultant to the united nations for the secretary . The death penalty a worldwide perspective roger hood carolyn hoyle on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the fifth edition of this highly praised study charts and explains the progress that continues to be made towards the goal of worldwide abolition of the death penalty the majority of nations have now abolished the death penalty and the number of executions has dropped in . The authors characterize western europe and australasia as death penalty free zones and attribute the origins of more humane ways of punishment to the liberal utilitarian and humanistic ideas sweeping through europe at the end of the 18th century. This new edition of a classic study assesses the global status of capital punishment as in previous editions this work draws on roger hoods experiences as consultant to the united nations for the secretary generals five yearly surveys of capital punishment as well as the latest literature from non governmental organizations and academic experts
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