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Ending the Death Penalty

The European Experience in global Perspective

Palgrave Macmillan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Andrew Hammel
      Pages 1-3
  3. The Transatlantic Death Penalty Divide and the Psychology of Vengeance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Andrew Hammel
      Pages 40-51
  4. Abolition in Germany, Great Britain, and France

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Andrew Hammel
      Pages 61-85
    3. Andrew Hammel
      Pages 86-115
    4. Andrew Hammel
      Pages 116-145
  5. The European Model in a Global Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Andrew Hammel
      Pages 149-188
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 237-260

About this book


Examining the successful movements to abolish capital punishment in the UK, France, and Germany, this book examines the similarities in the social structure and political strategies of abolition movements in all three countries. An in-depth comparative analysis with other countries assesses chances of success of abolition elsewhere.


capital education Germany

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Heinrich Heine University DüsseldorfGermany

About the authors

ANDREW HAMMEL is Assistant Professor for American Law at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany.Hepreviouslyworked as a lawyer,defending death row inmates in U.S. state and federal courts.

Bibliographic information


'Ending the Death Penalty is a tour de force. Beautifully written and meticulously argued, Hammel's book is indispensable reading for anyone interested in the death penalty or contemporary issues of criminal justice. This book is destined to become a classic in the field.' - David Dow, University Distinguished Professor, University of Houston Law Center, USA