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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I believe teachers are doing their best to support all students in their classrooms, yet racial bias affects everyone, often in ways that we're unaware.
Finally, though I have not presided over a criminal division since 2004, the reporters involved in this series have, for whatever reason, chosen to focus some of their attention on sentencing records from cases tried before me, and concluded that a comparison of the various sentences I've imposed indicates racial bias.
After hearing the stories, each child completed a test that measures unconscious racial bias by seeing how quickly pictures of black and white people are paired with positive versus negative words.
suggest individuals who consumed more local television news than others in the study may have increased negative racial bias towards African-Americans.
Where does this ingrained propensity to racial bias come from?
But an inquiry into the force discovered overwhelming racial bias.
But a US Department of Justice investigation found overwhelming racial bias in the town's policing practices.
But a scathing report faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias.
Racial bias was involved in 25 of the 56 reports made last year in Eugene, according to the report.
Although it is a widely held belief that racial bias exists in law enforcement, litigants using this cause of action have found it difficult to prove that an officer singled out a suspect because of race.
They are also more likely to believe that racial bias has been a major factor in the case.