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Life Imprisonment

A Global Human Rights Analysis

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$63.00 • £50.95 • €56.50

ISBN 9780674980662

Publication Date: 01/14/2019


464 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

2 maps, 7 illus., 7 tables


  • Preface
  • 1. Debating Life
  • 2. Describing Life
  • 3. Prevalence of Life
  • 4. Exempt from Life
  • 5. Offenses That Carry Life
  • 6. Imposing Life
  • 7. Doing Life
  • 8. Implementing Life Well
  • 9. Release from Life
  • 10. Life after Life
  • 11. Rethinking Life
  • Appendix A. Formal Sentences of Life Imprisonment
  • Appendix B. Numbers of Life-Sentenced Prisoners
  • Appendix C. Persons Serving Formal Life Sentences by Offense
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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