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In the shadow of death: the normalization of life without parole and death penalty abolitionism in California

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Since its introduction in 1978 as an alternative to the death penalty, there has been a dramatic increase and expansion of life without parole (LWOP), including beyond the scope of capital crimes for which it was originally devised. Despite this growth, there has been limited political and academic attention paid to this punishment and very few attempts made to narrow its scope or curtail its proliferation. Moreover, some inmates on death row find the prospect of awaiting death in prison s...

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SSD
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Law
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Centre for Criminology
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Centre for Criminology
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Centre for Criminology
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Vannier, M
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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Deposit date:
2017-01-03

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