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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And in turning his case into a celebrity cause du jour based on deceit, death-penalty opponents squandered a chance to address some of the important issues it raised.
More significantly, 64 percent of the victims in teen death-penalty cases were white, while black teens were murdered at four to five times the rate of white teens during the 1990s.
It is the third death-penalty case to be considered by Schwarzenegger, who declined to grant clemency in the two previous cases.
He carried only 10 states against George Bush, a death-penalty supporter.
It's a foot in the door," says Dean Strang, chair of the death-penalty project of the state bar's criminal-law section.
As more death-penalty supporters move in, a few bolder kids decide to start pushing through the circle, throwing their arms up in triumph as the protesters simply let them through.
The ``game'' in the death-penalty appeal process, as played by defense attorneys and their co-conspirators, the judges, follows a familiar script: The trial judge was either inept or biased, the police corrupt or incompetent, and the jury negligent.
The death-penalty murder trial of Simi Valley rapist Vincent Sanchez cost taxpayers more than $1.