China's Death Penalty : History, Law and Contemporary Practices (Paperback)

Author: Lu, Hong

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By all accounts, China is the world leader in the number of legal executions. Its long historical use of capital punishment and its major political and economic changes over time are social facts that make China an ideal context for a case study of the death penalty in law and practice. This book examines the death penalty within the changing socio-political context of China. The authorstreatment of China death penalty is legal, historical, and comparative. In particular, they examine; the substantive and procedures laws surrounding capital punishment in different historical periodsthe purposes and functions of capital punishment in China in various dynastieschanges in the method of imposition and relative prevalence of capital punishment over timethe socio-demographic profile of the executed and their crimes over the last two decades and comparative practices in other countries. Their analyses of the death penalty in contemporary China focus on both its theory - how it should be done in law - and actual practice - based on available secondary reports/sources. *Author: Lu Hong/ Lu, Hong/ Miethe, Terance D. *Binding Type: Hardcover *Number of Pages: 272 *Publication Date: 2009/01/01 *Language: English *Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.61 inches

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Mfg Part# 9780415803960
SKU 210684404
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0415803969
Release Date 1/26/2009
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