capital punishment

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Capital punishment is legal in 36 states of the US and is used for certain crimes, usually homicides
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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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DURING Ellis's trial the jury was barred from considering whether she had acted under provocation and might therefore be guilty of manslaughter, rather than the capital offence of murder.
"In future any breach of Shadow Cabinet confidentiality will be regarded as a capital offence."
Uhuru said destruction of the railway line amounted to economic sabotage, a capital offence whose punishment in Kenya is hanging.
I REMEMBER when murder was a capital offence and people paid the ultimate price for taking a life.
Even more worrying are the recent police threats to shoot children playing with cap guns; our children have been playing cops and robbers since any of us can remember; what exactly has changed, why is it now a capital offence?
He already faced six other charges, including plunder, a capital offence for which no bail is allowed.
'In a capital offence, the burden of proof lies squarely on the prosecution.
TORY justice spokeswoman Eleanor Laing's staggering greed should be a capital offence.
He made it a capital offence for anyone to look down on his bald head.
Kentucky prosecutors say he will not face a murder charge because aggravated kidnap, when the victim dies, is also a capital offence in the state punishable by the death penalty.
It is a crime that our male lawmakers should make a capital offence. If only they knew what pain a young girl suffers physically and emotionally after defilement.
Former Arkansas Governor Huckabee, who still hopes to win the Republican nomination, is a huge Stones fan and his band Capital Offence plays their songs.