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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Basis-path testing is performed to identify the minimum number of legal execution paths of the application.
Given a program P consisting of a set T of tasks, a task [Tau] in T, and a program point u in [Tau], determine if there exists a context-sensitive legal execution sequence ([[Pi].sub.[Tau]],: [Tau]' [element of] T) for P, where every path [[Pi].sub.[Tau]]', starts at the start vertex of the main procedure of [Tau]' and the path [[Pi].sub.[Tau]].
Wilson, a retired law enforcement officer and author, describes, by state and in chronological order from 1868-2010, each legal execution since the statehood of five southwestern states: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.
From the perspective of our time and place, when a legal execution takes 12 to 20 years to carry out, it's hard to keep up with all that happened on that Friday.
When it was over, they filled out "Legal Execution" forms
Or: Think of the excruciatingly prolonged murder in Kieslowski's A Short Film About Killing, exceeded in horror only by the legal execution that ends the movie.
For a society that is desensitized to such atrocious crimes, reintroducing legal executions may not appear particularly troubling.
The most common circumstances of deaths were assault, operations of war, and legal executions. The probability of dying within the first hour after first appearing on screen was around 14 per cent, the findings showed.