9780199685776

Confronting Capital Punishment in Asia Human Rights, Politics and Public Opinion

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    9780199685776

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    0199685770

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/7/2014
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Author Biography


Roger Hood, Professor Emeritus of Criminology, University of Oxford and Emeritus fellow,Surya Deva, Associate Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong

Roger Hood is a Research Associate, formerly Professor of Criminology and Fellow of All Souls College, and former Director of the Centre for Criminological Research, All Souls College. He received the Cesare Beccaria Medal in 2011 from the International Society for Social Defence and a Humane Criminal Policy for his contributions towards the abolition of the death penalty and in 2012 the European Society of Criminology Award for a lifetime contribution as a European criminologist. His research has had four main strands: the death penalty; race and sentencing; the parole system; and the history of the emergence of penal policy.



Dr Surya Deva is an Associate Professor at the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong. Dr Deva's primary research interests lie in Corporate Social Responsibility, Indo-Chinese Constitutional Law, International Human Rights, Globalisation, and Sustainable Development. He has published numerous book chapters and journal articles in these areas.

Table of Contents


Situating Asia in an International Human Rights Context
1. State Execution: Is Asia Different and Why?, Franklin E Zimring
2. The Impact and Importance of International Human Rights Standards: Asia in World Perspective, Saul Lehrfreund
3. Examining China's Response to the Global Campaign against the Death Penalty, Michelle Miao
4. The Role of National Human Rights Institutions in Abolishing Capital Punishment: A Critical Evaluation, YSR Murthy
5. The Role of Abolitionist Nations in stopping the use of the Death Penalty in Asia: The Case of Australia, Sam Garkawe
The Progress So Far
6. Recent Reforms and Prospects in China, Liu Renwen
7. Abolition of the Death Penalty in India: Constitutional and Human Rights Dimensions, Amit Bindal and C Raj Kumar
8. Singapore's Death Penalty: The Beginning of the End?, Michael Hor
9. Progress and Problems in Japanese Capital Punishment, David T Johnson
Public Opinion and Death Penalty Reform
10. Capital Punishment Reform, Public Opinion, and Penal Elitism in the People's Republic of China, Borge Bakken
11. Challenging the Japanese Government's Approach to the Death Penalty, Mai Sato
The Politics of Capital Punishment in Practice
12. Suspending Death in Chinese Capital Cases: The Road to Reform, Susan Trevaskes
13. Death Penalty in the 'Rarest of Rare' Cases: A Critique of Judicial Choice-Making, Surya Deva
14. Don't be Cruel: The 'Death Row Phenomenon' and India's 'Delay' Jurisprudence, Bikramjeet Batra

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