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How strong is public support for the death penalty in Singapore?

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posted on 24.06.2021, 02:33 by Wing Cheong CHAN, Ern Ser TAN, Jack LEE, Braema MATHI

Singapore is well known internationally for its uncompromising stance towards law and order and its use of the death penalty in particular for murder and drug trafficking. Until 2012, it was one of the few countries in the world where the death penalty was mandatory for persons convicted of these two crimes. The law was amended in 2012 to give a judge the choice to impose the death penalty or life imprisonment (with caning) for non-intentional murder and drug trafficking in some situations. What do Singaporeans think of the use of the death penalty in their own country? This article reports on some findings of a survey conducted in 2016 on 1500 Singaporeans to assess their knowledge and support of the death penalty.

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Publication Date

01/06/2018

Journal

Asian Journal of Criminology

Volume

13

Issue

2

Pages

91-107

ISSN

1871-0131

School

Yong Pung How School of Law

IRIS ID

134515345

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