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Indonesians' support for the death penalty declines with more rigorous survey methods

By Carolyn Hoyle, Director of the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford
Parvais Jabbar, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the Death Penalty Project, University of Oxford
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Indonesia, like its regional neighbours in Southeast Asia, has supported capital punishments for decades, particularly for drug-related offences.

This firm stance has been justified by evidence from national polls indicating the public supports the death penalty.

However, these polls were not conducted using rigorous…


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