Special Issue "The Death Penalty in the 21st Century"
A special issue of Laws (ISSN 2075-471X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2013)
Prof. Dr. Dennis R. Longmire
College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341-2296, USA
Fax: +1 936 294 1693
Interests: capital punishment; public perceptions of crime, criminality and criminal justice; ethics and professionalism in criminal justice
This Special Issue of Laws, “The Death Penalty in the 21st Century” focuses on the most severe sanction available in modern societies, the penalty of death. This issue will include writings focusing on the death penalty from an international human rights perspective. Much has been written about particular legal, constitutional, and public policy issues associated with the death penalty from both national and local legal perspectives. Little scholarship has focused on what is the most severe legal sanction available in modern societies, the death penalty, from a broad human rights perspective. Authors working on articles focusing on human rights concerns relevant to the death penalty are encouraged to contribute to this issue. Works focusing on human rights at the most local as well as most general levels are invited. Case studies, multi-national cross-sectional analysis of data relevant to the death penalty, and legal case briefs focusing on human rights associated with the death penalty are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Dennis R. Longmire
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Laws is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- death penalty
- capital punishment
- human rights
- international perspectives