The book focuses on wrongful executions of innocent people, failure of the death penalty as an efficient deterrent, and the alternative sentence of life imprisonment without parole.
Sanjeev P. Sahni, Professor and the Principal Director of the Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS), O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India.
Mohita Junnarkar, Assistant Professor and Deputy Director at Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India.
This book offers a broad overview of public attitudes to the death penalty in India. It examines in detail the progress made by international organizations worldwide in their efforts to abolish the death penalty and provides statistics from various countries that have already abolished it.
The book focuses on four main aspects: the excessive cost and poor use of funds; wrongful executions of innocent people; the death penalty’s failure as an efficient deterrent; and the alternative sentence of life imprisonment without parole.
In closing, the book analyses the current debates on capital punishment around the globe and in the Indian context. Based on public opinion surveys, the book is essential reading for all those interested in India, its government, criminal justice system, and policies on the death penalty and human rights.
Published by: Springer, Singapore
Citation: Sahni, S.P. and Junnarkar, M. (2020) The Death Penalty: Perspectives from India and Beyond. Springer, Singapore, pp.127.
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