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Title: Legitimacy or otherwise of death penalty in Uganda critique of the criminal justice system
Authors: Kamukama, Albert
Keywords: Legitimacy
Death penalty
Criminal justice system
Issue Date: Jun-2015
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Law
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to investigate legitimacy or otherwise of death penalty in Uganda critique of the criminal justice system. The study objectives involved to investigate Crime prevention and the deterrence theory, to Evaluate Rational Choice and Deterrence Theory, and to Evaluate the Evidence against the Death Penalty. The study findings will help policy makers like the judiciary in double revising the gap identined in the study to implement new amendments regarding death penalty The study will be relevant for victims under death penalty to seek equal justice The research design adopted in this study will be a case study design. This study will emphasize detailed contextual analysis of a limited number of events or conditions and their relationships. The study will use both qualitative and quantitative (Creswell, 2003) asserts that a mixed methods design is useful to capture the best of both quantitative and qualitative approaches. This report goes ahead to give the recommendation which can be Economic studies "find each execution results in three fewer murders, five fewer homicides, between three and 25 fewer murders with an average of 14, between8-28 murders with an average of 18, and even 150 fewer murders." The death penalty does have deterrent effect. To say otherwise would be to admit that potential murderers are not rational (and thus admit that they should not be subject to criminal justice at all).
Description: Research dissertation submitted to the faculty of law in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award a Degree of Law of Kampala International University Uganda
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Laws

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