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death penalty a report for the Model penal code project of the American Law Institute by Johan Thorsten Sellin

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Published by Executive Office, American Law Institute in Philadelphia .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Capital punishment -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Thorsten Sellin.
ContributionsAmerican Law Institute.
LC ClassificationsHV8699.U5 S4
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 84 p. :
Number of Pages84
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5863228M
LC Control Number62038737

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