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NCJ Number: 156690 Find in a Library
Title: Current Issues of the Abolition of Death Penalty
Journal: Belugyi Szemle  Volume:33  Issue:1  Dated:(January 1995)  Pages:15-20
Author(s): J Vigh
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 6
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English; Hungarian
Country: Hungary
Annotation: Capital punishment in Hungary is examined in view of crime patterns and trends in the last few years and previous debates over the abolition of capital punishment.
Abstract: In the early 1980's, debate about the necessity of the abolition of capital punishment concluded that the death penalty is a necessary but undesirable type of punishment and that as penal sanctions develop, it will be abolished at some future time. The author is head of the department at the Faculty of Law at Eotvos Lorand University and a member of the League Against the Death Penalty founded in 1989. The author has had an active role in abolishing capital punishment in Hungary. 10 references (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Abolishment of capital punishment; Capital punishment; Corrections policies; Criminology; Hungary
Note: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program
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