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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In order to understand implicit racial bias and its effects on the criminal justice system, one must first understand the more fundamental concepts that form its psychological foundation.
Fortunately, the quality of data available for use in investigating issues relating to racial bias in traffic stops is increasing.
But when discussing social issues such as racial bias, the author can rely heavily on anecdotes or accept controversial interpretations of research at face value if they support his premise.
POLICE are using anti-terror laws to stop and search innocent people to avoid suggestions of racial bias, a peer said yesterday.
The study also finds racial bias in the policy's implementation, citing statistics that show black youths are more likely to be incarcerated than white youths.
For example, an e-mail complaint about Johnson's teaching schedules made no mention of racial bias, the judge said.
Stevenson has initiated significant research in the areas of juveniles sentenced to life in prison and racial bias in jury selection and sentencing," she said.
The claim of racial bias was dismissed by the ASA panel.
Through a video simulation Correll and his colleagues created, the studies tested 270 police officers from 15 different states and 187 civilians in an attempt to gauge how racial bias plays into a police officer's decision to shoot a suspect.
The academic paper concluded that the refs' racial bias on the court, while implicit, is sufficient to affect the outcome of a game.