skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 156694 Find in a Library
Title: About the Death Penalty
Journal: Belugyi Szemle  Volume:33  Issue:1  Dated:(January 1995)  Pages:55-57
Author(s): A Deak
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 3
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English; Hungarian
Country: Hungary
Annotation: This discussion of capital punishment considers its historical background and argues that it should be reintroduced in Hungary.
Abstract: The problem of capital punishment is almost as old as the history of humanity. The issue is a matter of governmental policy, because people live in organized societies. The necessity and lawfulness of capital punishment has been the subject of debate since the 18th Century. In Hungary, the Constitutional Court abolished the death penalty in 1990 in decision 23/190.X.31. However, reasons exist for its reintroduction. (Publisher summary modified)
Main Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Abolishment of capital punishment; Capital punishment; Corrections policies; Hungary
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.