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Ronald Cooper’s parents on son and capital punishment

Title
Ronald Cooper’s parents on son and capital punishment
Genre
Interview
TX Date
Mar 1982
Year of production
1982
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Duration
00:23:04
Description
Interview with Mr and Mrs Alf Cooper, the parents of Ronald Cooper, last man in Britain to be sentenced to death, on their son’s reprieve, the crime he committed, their relationship with him and whether capital punishment should be reintroduced. Prior to a House of Commons debate on the death penalty and as the Police Federation campaign to restore it. Male interviewer not identified. Breaks in recording.
Contributors
Alf Cooper; Peggy Cooper
Keywords
Crime; Death penalty; Referenda; Public opinion; Homicide; Murderers; Penal sanctions; Crime prevention; Hanging; Imprisonment; Family relationships; Sons; Sentencing policy; Ronald Cooper; Alf Cooper

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