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Sentencing for Murder

Abstract:

In 1965, it was thought that nothing less than a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment would be an acceptable replacement for the death penalty for murder in England and Wales. It was assumed that anything else would have led to a significant loss of public confidence in the criminal justice system. The authors have recently conducted what is believed to be the first survey in this country that tests this assumption, as well as the extent of public knowledge and belief of the current system...

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Publisher copy:
10.1093/bjc/azr073

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Centre for Criminology
Journal:
BRITISH JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY
Volume:
52
Issue:
1
Pages:
141-158
Publication date:
2012-01-05
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EISSN:
1464-3529
ISSN:
0007-0955
URN:
uuid:63fb2060-1b5f-46ba-8b42-5cea4388cffb
Source identifiers:
306968
Local pid:
pubs:306968

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