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Differing opinions on capital punishment

Title
Differing opinions on capital punishment
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
12 Jul 1983
Year of production
1983
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Duration
00:05:32
Description
Report on differing opinions prior to the forthcoming House of Commons vote on capital punishment, and whether it should return as a deterrent for certain crimes. Speaking are: Michael Harris, former Under Sheriff of London; David Cooper, wrongfully convicted; Lady Jane Ewart-Biggs, wife of IRA victim Christopher Ewart-Biggs; Ann West, mother of Moors murders victim Lesley Ann Downey; David Amess MP. Includes report by Peter Allen. Male studio reporter not identified.
Contributors
Peter Allen; David Amess; Michael Harris; Jane Ewart-Biggs; Ann West; David Cooper
Keywords
Legal procedure; Death penalty; Prison reform; Homicide; Murderers; Penal sanctions; Crime prevention; Criminals; Imprisonment; Trials; Victims of crime; Miscarriages of justice

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