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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Consequently, the general deterrent effect of punitive damages does not seem weakened as a result of the tortfeasor's death.
If the smugglers know at anytime someone from the BOC is there, it has a deterrent effect," he added.
This limited deterrent effect is in line with what many academics from a range of backgrounds predicted.
No comparison of the sort made by Lande and Davis can be meaningful because it is necessarily based on the false premise that the deterrent effect of incarceration could be achieved by some amount of fines or damages.
We believe such flexibility should also include the option of explicitly taking into account the deterrent effect of the penalty when reviewing a settlement proposal.
A punitive damage award is likely to have a more immediate deterrent effect than a simple negligence case with modest compensatory damages.
By this standard, they had a great deterrent effect, as the would-be robber had to decide if he would be able to seek out medical care and if the crime was worth it.
Fellow German MEP Rebecca Harms said she hopes for "a deterrent effect on countries with high seismic risks, like Turkey".
The proposed changes will have a deterrent effect on honour killings because prosecution would be easier, the experts said.
But that policy seems to have had little deterrent effect.
Gun rights researcher Professor Gary Kleek, a criminologist at Florida State University in Tallahassee, explained that he believed the surge in gun sales might possibly be having a deterrent effect on criminals.
The warnings will have a strong deterrent effect," he says.