Life Imprisonment

Publisher : Harvard University Press

ISBN-13 : 0674989112

Page : 428 pages

Rating : 4.5/5 from 112 voters

Life imprisonment has replaced the death penalty as the most common sentence imposed for heinous crimes worldwide. Consequently, it has become the leading issue of international criminal justice reform. In the first survey of its kind, Dirk van Zyl Smit and Catherine Appleton argue for a human rights–based reappraisal of this harsh punishment.

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