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Capital punishment

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Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is a government sanctioned practice ... In many countries that use the death penalty, drug trafficking is also a capital offence. In China, human...

Top 10 Pros and Cons - Death Penalty - ProCon.org

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Apr 13, 2009 ... The death penalty honors human dignity by treating the defendant as a free moral actor able to control his own destiny for good or for ill; it does ...

Methods of Execution | Death Penalty Information Center

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The supreme courts of Georgia (2001) and Nebraska (2008) have ruled that the use of the electric chair violates their state constitutional prohibitions against ...

Part I: History of the Death Penalty | Death Penalty Information Center

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1767 - Cesare Beccaria's essay, On Crimes and Punishment, theorizes that there is no ... 1924 - The use of cyanide gas introduced as an execution method.

Death Penalty Information Center: DPIC

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Some proponents of the death penalty—including the late Justice Antonin ... The Fifth Amendment, Blocher writes, "contains three prohibitions on the use of ...

U.S. Death Penalty Facts | Amnesty International USA

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The death penalty, both in the U.S. and around the world, is discriminatory and is used disproportionately against the poor, minorities and members of racial, ...

Death Penalty Focus : Facts

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There are many reasons the death penalty should be abolished. ... Funds now being used for the costly process of executions could be used to help families put  ...

Death Penalty | Amnesty International

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Some countries execute people who were under 18 years old when the crime was committed, others use the death penalty against people who suffer mental ...

Six Reasons to Oppose the Death Penalty | Campaign to End the ...

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The United States is the only country in the Western industrialized world that still uses the death penalty. Since 1990, 30 countries have abolished the death ...

Death Penalty Focus : Lethal Injection

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At the warden's signal, the execution chamber is exposed to witnesses in an adjoining room, and in states that use the three-drug protocol the inmate is injected ...

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Descriptions of Execution Methods | Death Penalty Information Center

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Today, all of the 32 states that have the death penalty use this method. When this method is used, the condemned person is usually bound to a gurney and a ...

States With and Without the Death Penalty | Death Penalty ...

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In 1979, the Supreme Court of Rhode Island held that the state's statute imposing a mandatory death sentence for an inmate who killed a fellow prisoner was ...

Crimes Punishable by the Death Penalty | Death Penalty Information ...

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Death Penalty for Offenses Other Than Murder - State and Federal Laws that allow Capital Punishment when no death has occurred. DPIC's Page on Kennedy v ...