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Author Pascoe, Daniel, 1983- author

Title Last chance for life : clemency in Southeast Asian death penalty cases / Daniel Pascoe
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Series Clarendon studies in criminology
Clarendon studies in criminology
Summary All five contemporary practitioners of the death penalty in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam, have performed executions on a regular basis over the past few decades. NGO Amnesty International currently classifies each of these nations as death penalty 'retentionists'. However, notwithstanding a common willingness to execute, the number of death sentences passed by courts that are reduced to a term of imprisonment or where the prisoner is released from custody altogether, through grants of clemency by the executive branch of government, varies remarkably among these neighbouring political allies. In this text, the patterns which explain why some countries in the region award clemency far more often than do others in death penalty cases are explored and explained
Notes This edition previously issued in print: 2019
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on March 13, 2019)
Subject Capital punishment -- Southeast Asia
Clemency -- Southeast Asia
Capital punishment.
Southeast Asia.
Form Electronic book
Author Oxford University Press
ISBN 0191846996 (electronic book)
9780191846991 (electronic book)