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Sweden and the Death Penalty: Witn annotations in Chinese
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Criminology.
2013 (English)In: Unpublished version. Verbal Presentation Only., 2013Conference paper, Presentation (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

1. This short presentation discussed the impact of the death penalty on deadly violence in Sweden, Finland, (Denmark, Norway), the US, and Eastern Europe during varying time periods. 2. The simple result is that the application as well as the abolition of the death penalty in these countries evidently exerted no impact on the level or developmentof deadly violence during the periods studied. 3. Thus, the use of the death penalty as an efficient deterrent is not proved as an empirical fact in these countries. 4. The use of the death penalty appears first and foremost as a question of values and political considerations. 5. The death penalty has been abolished in all the countries studied here – with the exception of the US. 6. Alcohol consumption and political instability appear as strong determinants of deadly violence.

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death penalty, deterrence, Sweden, Nordic countries, Eastern Europe, United States of america
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Law and Society
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-97424OAI: diva2:677571
Academic Seminar for Policy Approach to Restricting the Use of the Death Penalty for Violent Crimes. College for Criminal Law Science of Beijing Normal University. October 12-13, 2013.
Available from: 2013-12-10 Created: 2013-12-10 Last updated: 2013-12-10Bibliographically approved

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