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The Death penalty: Facts and figures on the death penalty (April 1998)

, Index number: ACT 50/009/1998

This document contains updated facts and figures on the following issues relating to the death penalty: Abolitionist and retentionist countries; progress towards worldwide abolition; moves to reintroduce the death penalty; death sentences and executions; use of the death penalty against juveniles; the deterrance argument; effect of abolition on crime rates; international agreements to abolish the death penalty; execution of the innocent; the death penalty in the USA

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