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The Death Penalty In ChinaPolicy, Practice, and Reform$
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Bin Liang and Hong Lu

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231170079

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231170079.001.0001

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The Abolitionist and Retentionist Debate

The Abolitionist and Retentionist Debate

Chapter:
(p.156) 6 The Abolitionist and Retentionist Debate
Source:
The Death Penalty In China
Author(s):

Zhigang Yu

Charlotte Hu

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231170079.003.0006

This chapter reviews China’s domestic debate over abolition of the death penalty. Instead of trying to end the death penalty practice immediately, Chinese scholars seemingly reached a consensus that abolition is a long-term goal but retention is necessary at this stage given China’s current situation.

Keywords:   death penalty debate, impact of the international abolitionist movement, normative value debate, criminal justice policy debate, influence of individual cases, public opinion

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