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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Scott Peterson was unanimously sentenced to death by the jury which last month convicted him of killing his wife Laci and unborn son Connor.
Since the reinstating of the death penalty by the Supreme Court in 1976, white inmates have made up more than half of the number sentenced to death.
Anthony Flannaghan, 33, of Nuneaton, was found guilty of illegal drug possession with intent to sell and sentenced to death, said Bangkok Judge Thawat Choonkluabthong.
A BRITON was sentenced to death in Thailand today and another jailed for more than 33 years for possession of drugs.
Over the past six months 95 arrests were made; two people were sentenced to death and others jailed for smuggling more than 100 babies.
Robert Vaughn isn't Robert Vaughn; he's Gary Gauger, sentenced to death in 1994 for killing his parents, exonerated in 1996.
A decade later, two convicts whom he sentenced to death in the 1980s are arguing that his leisure activities prevented them from receiving fair trials.
A LABOUR MSP yesterday expressed "deep concern" at the reports that a Scot had been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for alleged involvement in a bombing campaign.
Eight of the nine teens were found guilty and sentenced to death in the electric chair.
He was sentenced to death in 1996 for the murder of a Florida man, then again in 1999 after a technicality granted him a new sentencing hearing.
Moreover, family members and friends could be sentenced to death if they forced or goaded a young girl to have sexual intercourse.
He confessed to the murders and was sentenced to death in 1979.