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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With eight chapters and 170 pages, this book offers serious readers an intense study of racial bias and the death penalty.
They claimed that the failure to issue the new certificates resulted not from the unsettled outstanding debts but from "racial bias" and Winston Allen's "unwillingness to commit his proxy vote to the re-election of the incumbent board of directors, instead insisting on personally participating in shareholders' meetings."
Parents may better face today's challenges with an understanding of how racial bias works in children, as well as strategies to help them deal with and react to racial differences.
Resident physicians with burnout had greater explicit racial bias (difference in FT score, −2.40) and implicit racial bias (difference in IAT score, 0.05) after adjustment for variables such as depression and FT scores toward white people.
"There's no wrongdoing, and Brown refused to view this footage because they had racial bias already," Brown continues.
In addition, racial bias in pain assessment and treatment recommendations and false beliefs about biological differences between blacks and whites is not uncommon.
Booker met with Rosen on April 9 to press him on his opposition to the Gateway Program, his lack of qualifications for the number two role at the Department of Justice, and his understanding of implicit racial bias in the justice system.
After pairing two different sets of data--one on racial bias and another on disciplinary reports in schools--the researchers show that black students experienced higher rates of suspension, expulsion, in-school arrests and law enforcement referrals than whites.
Representatives from the Harford County Sheriff's Office declared an allegation of racial bias in a courthouse last month "unfounded" Tuesday, but attorneys for the Maryland Legal Aid attorney who made the complaint continue to believe their client was treated differently because of his race.
Eberhardt's enlightening new book, Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do, is a valuable contribution to our understanding of the challenging and painful interactions that surround issues of prejudice and racial bias.
The ABA reports that a new study confirms widespread gender and racial bias permeates hiring, promotion, assignments and compensation in the legal industry.
Yesterday, an angry Kaparo said they wanted to give the senior management opportunity to tell their side of the story and formally respond to the allegations of racial bias in the chain's marketing strategy.