oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Execution patterns in the USA and South Africa in terms of race of offenders, types of crimes committed, race and gender of victims, and sentences commuted
|Article Title||Execution patterns in the USA and South Africa in terms of race of offenders, types of crimes committed, race and gender of victims, and sentences commuted|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Criminology/Penology/Police Science, University of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1990|
|Pages||5 - 10|
|Keyword(s)||Capital punishment, Discretionary death penalty, Distrust, Hostage takers, Kidnappers, Legal representation, Life sentence, Public opinion, Serial killers, Social issues and Types of crimes|
South Africa - as a multiracial country in which the administration of justice is based on a Western model and largely administered by the white section of the population - is often accused of injustice and racial discrimination, especially in the case of capital punishment, and there is continual pressure on the government to abolish the death sentence.
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