capital punishment

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Capital punishment is legal in 36 states of the US and is used for certain crimes, usually homicides

capital punishment

Sentencing a criminal to death and carrying out the sentence via a legal method such as hanging, electrocution, or lethal injection.

Patient care

Whether or not to participate in capital punishment raises challenging ethical concerns for health care professionals. The decision may need to be individually considered in the context of personal, religious, or institutional philosophies. Guidance can be gained by consulting professional position statements on roles and responsibilities, such as those promulgated by the American Nurses Association and the International Council of Nurses; various Church organizations; and State Boards that govern health care; among others.

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The most compelling argument against capital punishment is the fact that many people have been executed over the years for capital crimes that they never committed.
After Innocence" is an ambitious documentary feature film, written and directed by Jessica Sanders, that tells the stories of eight men who had been wrongly convicted of capital crimes and incarcerated, some for 20 years or more, in prisons across the United States.
He scrutinizes the evidence the courts gathered and the laws it used to convict men and women of capital crimes.
In 1736, over the protests of the Scottish Presbytery, the British Parliament repealed its statute treating witchcraft as a capital crime.
But by that time, Japan had turned inward, effectively sealing itself off from the rest of the world, and long-distance voyages became in most cases a capital crime.
After snubbing visiting envoys of major powers, the neophyte minister then committed truly capital crime of interfering with ambassadorial appointments,'' the daily continued.
Sodomy had become a capital crime forbidden by statutory law in 1534.
Frank O'Hara was certainly guilty of writing about his feelings (he was a poet), and writing criticism while curating (if that were a capital crime this magazine would be dead).
Knight recalls that at one stage the colonialists were hanging 100 black men a week, and that it was a capital crime for a black man to be found with even one round of ammunition.
Even more contestable are some eccentric attributions of motive to those engaged in capital crime.
The RAND report fails to make any reference to the fact that membership in the MeK is a longstanding capital crime in Iran and is likely a death sentence for those forced to return," Livingstone said.
The charge against Mohammad Ali is more serious, a capital crime.

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