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  Capital Punishment - Search View - MSN Encarta
Supporters of capital punishment countered that the ultimate penalty of death was necessary for the punishment of terrible crimes because it provided the most complete retribution and condemnation.
Capital punishment advocates note that because the death penalty is reserved for the most aggravated murders, the deterrent effect of capital punishment on such crimes may not be apparent in data on homicide rates in general.
Capital punishment in the United States, therefore, is primarily a matter of state law and practice.
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 Capital Punishment in Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In 1859, offences punishable by death in Canada included: murder, rape, treason, administering poison or wounding with intent to commit murder, unlawfully abusing a girl under ten, buggery with man or beast, robbery with wounding, burglary with assault, arson, casting away a ship, and exhibiting a false signal endangering a ship.
Capital murder referred to planned or deliberate murder, murder that occurred during the course of other violent crimes, or the murder of a police officer or prison guard.
In Canada, the abolition of the death penalty is considered to be a principle of fundamental justice.
canada.justice.gc.ca /en/news/fs/2003/doc_30896.html   (471 words)

 Capital punishment in Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A capital murder involved a planned or deliberate murder, murder during violent crimes, or the murder of a police officer or prison guard.
Canada banned the death penalty because of fears about wrongful convictions, concerns about the state taking the lives of individuals, and uncertainty about the death penalty's role as a deterrent for crime.
The last woman to be hanged in Canada was Marguerite Pitre on January 9, 1953, for her role in the Albert Guay affair.
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 Capital Punishment - MSN Encarta
Modern opposition to the death penalty is seen as a reaction to the political history of the 20th century, most notably the Holocaust—the systematic mass killing of Jews and others during World War II (1939-1945).
The postwar movement to end capital punishment, beginning in Italy and Germany and then spreading, represented a reaction to totalitarian forms of government that systematically violated the rights of the individual (see Totalitarianism).
For instance, in the late 18th century, when all murder in the United States was punishable by death, Pennsylvania pioneered in dividing murder into two categories.
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 capital punishment
Crucifixion, one of the oldest forms of punishment, was used mainly used in the ancient world where the convict has their heels and wrists nailed to a cross and are left there to die.
From 1862 to 1961, the penalty for all murders in Canada was death by hanging (8).
In 1966, the government passed Bill C-168, in which capital punishment was limited to the murder of on duty police officers and prison guards (8).
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 More on Capital Punishment
Capital punishment, also referred to as the death penalty, is the judicially ordered execution of a prisoner as a punishment for a serious crime, often called a capital offence or a capital crime.
In those jurisdictions that practice capital punishment, its use is usually restricted to a small number of criminal offences, principally, treason and murder, that is, the deliberate premeditated killing of another person.
Capital punishment remains a crime for military crimes and crimes in exceptional circumstances.
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 Capital Punishment
The special-interest anti-capital punishment groups not only got capital punishment banned in Canada but got a loophole in the law that allowed murderers out in 15 years while the ordinary Canadians isolated with no input as usual -- wondered what was going on up in Ottawa.
Capital punishment in the U.S. is different in each state because of the political division of powers within their constitution.
The opponents of capital punishment claim that it costs more to execute a person than to keep him or her in prison for life.
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 Capital Punishment in Canada
Capital punishment is the execution of criminals by the state for committing crimes that are regarded so heinous that this is the only acceptable punishment.
Capital punishment is such a volatile issue, and both sides are so deeply rooted in their views that they are willing to do almost anything to sway all of the people they can to their side.
But the truth is that capital punishment is a valid deterrent to crime, and obviously the public, and society as a whole are in favour of it.
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 Free Essay Is Capital Punishment Effective in Discouraging Crime
Capital punishment is punishment by death for committing a crime.
It ruled that capital punishment for murder was "not unconstitutionally severe." But the court struck down laws that made the death penalty mandatory (required) for certain crimes.
Capital punishment was widely used during the Middle Ages, especially for crimes against the state and church.
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 Argumentative Persuasive Essays - Capital Punishment in Canada
As one examines the arguments for and against the reinstatement of capital punishment; examples of modern day cases dealing with capital punishment; and statistics on such cases, one can better appreciate the reasons why this barbaric form of punishment should remain in the past.
As seen, capital punishment is a barbaric tool used for centuries to punish wrong doers.
Capital punishment must remain in the past and not in the future.
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 UBCWiki: Capital Punishment in Canada and Japan
Capital punishment is a big problem for every country and debated all over the world.
Long time a go, capital punishment was vulgar which are the gallows, the butcher knife, the branding iron and the whip (Hartung, 1952, p.8).
Other countries have different capital punishment, for example, Iraq is headhunting, America is a punishment of electricity, China is an injection, and Vietnam is a shooting (Facts and Figures on the Death Penalty, 2006/10/27).
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 Capital punishment: arguments for life and death Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Despite capital punishment having been abolished in Canada 20 years ago, the majority of Canadians continue to favour the death penalty as a sentencing option.
As a result of the public's apparent support for capital punishment, and the possibility of its return, it is important to continue studying factors that influence people's attitudes regarding the death penalty.
In 1972, the United States Supreme Court ruled that capital punishment, as it was then being administered, was being applied in an arbitrary and capricious manner which constituted cruel and unusual punishment (Furman v Georgia, 1972).
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 CJBS 1996: Arguments for Life and Death   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It has been suggested, though, that a person's position on the issue of capital punishment is not determined by a rationale evaluation of the arguments for and against the death penalty, but is an emotionally based, moral opinion, that may be based on vengeance (Ellsworth and Ross, 1983).
As a justification for capital punishment, deterrence is used to suggest that executing murderers will decrease the homicide rate by causing other potential murderers not to commit murder for fear of being executed themselves ("general deterrence") — and, of course, that the murderer who is executed will not kill again ("specific deterrence") (Bowers, 1988).
Included in the anti-capital punishment defense were arguments that the death penalty is not a deterrent, is morally offensive and an archaic form of punishment.
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 Capital Punishment, by David Ross
According to the latest crime-rate statistics from the FBI (2004), the murder rate in the U.S. — where capital punishment is legal and executions occur — is 5.5 murders per 100,000 population.
According to the latest crime-rate statistics from Statistics Canada (2004), the murder rate in Canada — where capital punishment was abolished some years ago — is 2.0.
Those who support capital punishment decry such lengthy delays: "Justice delayed is justice denied." And they denounce the legal appeals as nit-picking attempts to use technicalities to prevent punishment of a criminal.
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From 1869, only murder, rape and treason were punishable by death.
conviction for murder in Canada was death by hanging.
was removed from the Criminal Code in 1976 and Canada totally abolished capital punishment in 1998.
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 Canada Protest Page's Capital Punishment Petition
Capital punishment should be brought back to act as a deterance and to stop these horrible acts to keep continueing.
I think that capital punnishment should be brought back into Canadafor one reason only and that is so that the big time murderers cant get their men on the street to keep killing for them, while they sit back and enjoy the time that they have to serve in the pen.
Capital punishment is cruel!" Well, it's not cruel, it's a just form of punishment and it's not like the murderers did not know about the consequences of capital punishment when they decided to murder.
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 Crime & Punishment in Colonial Upper Canada Toronto
Public hanging in Canada wasn't abolished until 1869, and in Toronto it was moved indoors from the Don Jail yard into its confines in 1905.
A punishment that remained on the books in Canada until very recently, whipping was most often routinely prescribed for petty larceny (theft under $10), and accompanied by a term in jail.
In 1841 the punishment for unauthorized return from banishment was amended to imprisonment for four years and transportation upon release.
www.russianbooks.org /crime/cph2.htm   (1217 words)

 Facts about capital punishment - the death penalty
Even strong death penalty supporters recognize that capital punishment is wrong for people with the mind of a child.
Lack of public support for capital punishment and various legal challenges reduced the execution rate to near zero by 1967.
Their effort seems to be directed mainly at preventing same-sex couples from marrying, fighting abortion access, and maintaining as criminal acts soliciting for prostitution and marijuana use.
www.religioustolerance.org /execut3.htm   (2461 words)

 Worldandnation: U.S. influence on Canada ends with death penalty
In 1973, Britain banned the death penalty for "ordinary" crimes including murder, partly in response to the horrific discovery that it had executed an innocent man. Canada outlawed capital punishment three years later, leaving the United States as the only Western democracy that still puts convicted criminals to death.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in 1976, the same year Canada abolished it, almost 700 people have been put to death in the United States.
Canada's justice minister at the time decided the pair could be returned to Washington to face murder charges although there was no promise prosecutors would waive the death penalty.
www.sptimes.com /News/022501/Worldandnation/US_influence_on_Canad.shtml   (913 words)

 Capital Punishment - Capital Punishment
Shortly thereafter, the new government abolished capital punishment, which was associated with Ceausescu’s brutal, tyrannical rule.
The postwar movement to end capital punishment, beginning in Italy and Germany and then spreading, represented a reaction to totalitarian forms of government that systematically violated the rights of the individual.
For example, a number of former Communist nations abolished capital punishment shortly after the dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1991.
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 When the list comes out...
punishment, one in which the criminals/terrorists are forced to acknowledge their crimes every day for many years, as opposed to creating martyrs for the ignorant masses, which would be the inevitable results of capitol punishment for terrorists.
I am against capital punishment, for the simple reason of its finality as compared to the imperfection of our system of justice.
Rather than discuss capital punishment, I would rather we engage in a national debate on political correctness and our insane credo of tolerating even the intolerant minorities in the name of Multiculturalism.
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Those interested in the history of punishment might like to read about the different crimes punishable by death through different eras or jurisdictions, etc.
Maybe you heard a ghost story involving someone who was supposedly hanged in your local jail and would like to find out if that is based on fact.
Perhaps you are a genealogist and suspect your ancestor may have met an untimely end.
members.shaw.ca /canada_legal_history   (149 words)

 Amazon.com: Capital Punishment: Music: Big Punisher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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Big Punishers "Capital Punishment" is a hiphop classic, best latin hiphop album of all time, essential for every hiphop collection.
Putting everything aside, though, "Capital Punishment" is a nearly flawless album and one of the few great mainstream hip-hop albums of the past ten years.
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 Bill C-335: Capital Punishment in Canada ?
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada,
punishable by death, the judge who presides at the trial shall,
punishable by death is dismissed by the court of appeal and the
www.ccadp.org /C-335.htm   (4461 words)

 Capitol Punishment: Blame Canada!--A Washington Nationals Blog
The capital of freedom, democracy, liberty, apple pie versus the capital of a country full of beaver-pelt wearing socialists.
Granted, Mel Stottlemyre is considered an awful pitching coach, so I'm sure he could not fix Javy, but I am confident fatigue played a huge part in his messed up mechanics in 2004.
Capitol Punishment focuses on baseball in Washington DC.
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 Capital punishment; the death penalty
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Specific capital crimes in the Christian Scriptures (New Testament)
Extraditing accused murderers to the U.S. Current news items: A feed of news items on the death penalty
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