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  Capital punishment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the State as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offenses.
Supporters of capital punishment argue that it deters crime, prevents recidivism, and is an appropriate retribution for the crime of murder.
The Roman Catholic Church traditionally supported capital punishment as per the theology of Thomas Aquinas (who accepted the death penalty as a necessary deterrent and prevention method, but not as the means of vengeance), but under the pontificate of Pope John Paul II, this position was reversed.
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 Capital punishment in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hanging by the neck as form of capital punishment was introduced to Great Britain by the Anglo-Saxon invaders of the fifth century.
The Royal Commission on Capital Punishment (1864-1866) concluded (with one dissenter) that there was not a case for abolition but did recommend an end to public executions and this proposal was included in the Capital Punishment (Amendment) Act of 1868.
Under a House of Lords amendment to the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 the death penalty was abolished for crimes of treason and piracy with violence.
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 Hanging - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A recent case of capital punishment by hanging is that of Dhananjoy Chatterjee, who was convicted of the 1990 murder and rape of a 14 year old girl in Kolkata in India.
Although the Supreme Court of India has suggested that capital punishment be given in the rarest of rare cases, Chatterjee was executed on August 14 2004 in the first execution in West Bengal for eleven years.
Hanging is the common method of execution in capital punishment cases in Japan, although the punishment is rarely executed.
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 Capital punishment in the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Hanging by the neck as form of capital punishment was introduced to Britain by the Anglo-Saxon invaders of the 5th Century AD.
Sir Samuel Romilly speaking to the House of Commons on capital punishment in 1810, declared that "..[there is] no country on the face of the earth in which there [have] been so many different offences according to law to be punished with death as in England".
The Royal Commission on Capital Punishment (1864 - 1866) concluded (with one dissenter) that there was not a case for abolition but did recommended an end to public executions and this proposal was included in the Capital Punishment (Amendment) Act of 1868.
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 Capital punishment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In those jurisdictions that practice capital its use is usually restricted to a number of criminal offences principally treason and murder that is the deliberate premeditated killing of another person or more commonly in recent years killings that during the course of some other violent such as robbery or rape.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child which forbids capital punishment for juveniles been signed by all countries except the and Somalia so it is likely that legally execution of persons for crimes committed as (as defined by the Convention) will be to the USA.
Those in favor of capital punishment most build their views on a New Testament verse in which Christ allegedly advocates punishment for crimes against children.
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 CAPITAL PUNISHMENT - LoveToKnow Article on CAPITAL PUNISHMENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Capital punishment (by hanging) was abolished in 1870, and was not reintroduced in the Penal Code of 1886.
United States of A merica.Under the Federal laws sentence of death may be passed for treason against the United States and for piracy and for murder within the Federal jurisdiction.
The punishment is probably retained, partly from ingrained habit, partly from a sense of its appropriateness for certain crimes, but also that the ultima ratio may be available in cases of sufficient gravity to the commonweal.
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 Capital punishment - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Capital punishment, also called the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal as a punishment for a crime often called a capital offence or a capital crime.
Capital punishment therefore literally means "head punishment" but has been extended to cover all forms of the death penalty rather than just those methods involving decapitation (beheading).
The relationship between religion and the capital punishment is further complicated by the fact that it is common for the followers of a religion to disagree with its official teachings on the subject.
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 Capital punishment - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
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 offense or a capital crime.
According to the United Nations Secretary-General's quinquennial report on capital punishment, the highest per capita use of the death penalty is in Singapore, with a rate of 13.57 executions per one million population for the period of 1994 to 1999.
In the United States, the issue of capital punishment is largely left up to the individual states; the federal government reserves the right to perform executions, but does so extremely infrequently.
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 ipedia.com: Capital punishment Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Some jurisdictions that practice capital punishment restrict its use to a small number of criminal offences : principally, treason and murder, that is, the deliberate premeditated killing of another person.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which forbids capital punishment for juveniles, has been signed by all countries except the USA and Somalia, so it is likely that legally, the execution of persons for crimes committed as children (as defined by the Convention) will be restricted to the USA.
As a result of this, Europe is a continent free of the death penalty in practice (all states having ratified the Sixth Protocol), with the sole exception of Belarus, which is not a member of the Council of Europe.
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 Share and Discover Capital Punishment Bio, Pictures, News at BlinkBits.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Capital punishment, also called the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted felon as a punishment for a crime (often called a capital offence or a capital crime).
The 150-year ban on capital punishment has never been repealed, and as such the state is considered to be the first democracy in recorded history to have eliminated capital punishment.
While those against capital punishment might claim this as an irrevocable right, proponents may claim that, as protection from abuse is the basis of such rights, that the right was forfeit by the seriousness of the crimes.
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 Execution by firing squad -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The method is also the supreme punishment or disciplinary means employed by courts martial for crimes such as cowardice, desertion or mutiny.
Capital punishment was suspended in the United States between 1967 and 1976 as a result of several decisions of the United States Supreme Court.
Capital punishment in the UK, including the military, was formally outlawed by the Human Rights Act 1998 (s.
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 Capital Punishment In The United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
LAWCLA and the Centre for Capital Studies Punishment at the university of West Minister in the United Kingdom have already completed a research entitled...
Gibbeting (the public display of executed corpses) was abolished in 1843 and in 1861 the Criminal Law Consolidation Act limited the number of capital crimes to just four; murder, treason, arson in royal dockyards, and piracy with violence.
The Home Secretary set up a new royal commission (the Royal Commission on Capital Punishment (1949-1954)) instead with instructions to determine "whether the liability to suffer capital punishment should be limited or modified".
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 The Death Penalty: The International Context
The U.S. record on capital punishment is viewed with some alarm, as is demonstrated by international views of the death penalty in the U.S. Finally, links to selected other human rights sites are provided.
United Nations investigator calls on United States to halt executions until it can ensure fairness and impartiality in use of capital punishment: Press release, 3 April 1998.
International Views of the Death Penalty in the U.S. Internationally, capital punishment is widely considered as a human rights issue, and the U.S. record on capital punishment is viewed with some alarm.
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 International Reaction to Death Penalty Practices in the United States - Human Rights Magazine, Summer 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The death penalty is also excluded as a punishment in the two tribunals established by UN Security Council resolution, that is, for crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia and in Rwanda.
Most foreigners on death row in the United States are citizens of abolitionist countries, making them vulnerable to death penalty policies since the death penalty does not exist in their homeland.
The United States already suffers a loss of prestige as a result of racial discrimination, which is documented in UN reports.
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 Capital Punishment : Death penalty - News updates and research resources on capital punishment human rights abuses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
After examining every capital punishment case passing through the appeal courts between 1973 and 1995 its lawyers found that seven out of 10 death sentences were reversed because of serious error in the original trials.
Tragically, while other civilized nations progressively move to abolish capital punishment, the United States is actually adding to the list of crimes for which adults and children may be killed by their government -- despite the fact that over 75 people sentenced to death in America since 1976 have been later proven innocent.
It is, therefore, both tragic and ironic to see the United States use a double standard - defending and continuing the use of the death penalty at home, while criticizing what it considers to be human rights abuses abroad.
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 Capital Punishment...Astroppo.com
In all, 79 countries have abolished it all together (this includes Turkey which has yet to pass this into law), 19 countries have not executed someone in the last ten years and 14 only have the death penalty for 'exceptional crimes' (for example war crimes).
Capital punishment remains a crime for military crimes and crimes in exceptional circumstances.
With mandatory appeals and enhanced requirements for capital cases in the USA, the cost of a death penalty case far exceeds (usually by a factor of ten) the cost of a trial and life imprisonment.
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 Hang Our Heads in Shame
To promote the abolition of capital punishment is an expression of Christian belief in the sanctity of life.” The Church of North India continues to maintain a silence on the issue.
In the United States, the Anglican Bishop of Oklahoma, the Rt Rev Robert Moody actively advocated a moratorium on the death penalty in 2001 when 11 people were executed in Oklahoma.
Perhaps West Bengal’s communists need to be reminded of Marx’s statement on capital punishment in a short article he published in the New York Daily Tribune in 1853 (Cain and Hunt (eds.) 1979: 193-196).
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 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> 1820   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
January 29 - George IV of the United Kingdom ascends the Throne, ending the period known as the English Regency.
March 3 & 6 - Slavery in the United States: The Missouri Compromise becomes law.
January 29 - King George III of the United Kingdom (b.
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 Amazon.com: Capital Punishment in the United States: Books: Bryan Vila,Cynthia Morris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The debate will continue, and any criminal justice professional tasked with enforcing the laws of this country would be well-served to add this anthology to his or her professional library.
Both sides of the highly charged capital punishment debate in the United States are examined in this breakthrough collection of 112 key documents, arranged by historical period.
This book by Vila and Morris provides a uniquely impartial look at capital punishment in the USA through the words of the people who have most influenced the evolution of the debate during the past 3.5 centuries; and the editors use excerpts from more than 100 original source documents to accomplish this mission.
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 Capital Punishment in Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Capital punishment was banned in the Netherlands in 1870, although the last execution (by hanging) was performed in 1861.
In Belgium capital punishment remained part of the law until 1996, but the last execution was performed in 1950.
In the United Kingdom capital punishment was abolished for ordinary crimes in 1973, in (West) Germany in 1949 and in Switserland and the Scandinavian countries the capital punishment was also banned before WW II.
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 SAHRDC IN THE NEWS 2001
The importance given to the age-factor of both the victim and accused in the above-cited cases to award or commute capital punishment was striking.
For, Travancore is perhaps the first princely state anywhere in the world to abolish capital punishment in 1946, which was reintroduced in 1950 after its unification with independent India.
To promote the abolition of capital punishment is an expression of Christian belief in the sanctity of life..
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 "The Wednesday Play" Three Clear Sundays (1965)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
User Comments: About capital punishment, a made for television film, broadcast at the time of the final debates in Parliament on the abolition of capital punishment in the United Kingdom.
About capital punishment, a made for television film, broadcast at the time of the final debates in Parliament on the abolition of capital punishment in the United Kingdom.
As a teenager it made a great impression on me four decades ago and, with Losey's King and Country, cemented my views on the inhumanity of capital punishment.
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 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> 1822   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
March 30 - Florida becomes a United States territory.
July 8 - Chippewas turn over huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom.
October 4 - Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States (d.
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 attempting escape   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
So there's been a whole load of discussion of what punishment would be fitting.
It's ranged from just handing out the lightest possible punishment under our rules to kicking them out of the station altogther.
I was leaning towards the harsher side of the spectrum, as the problem I have is a number of those involved want to be on the station management next year, but given what happened, and that they did nothing to stop what happened, I don't trust them to really look after all the equipment here.
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 Gwynne Owen Evans -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Gwynne Owen Evans (real name John Robson Walby) was 24 years old when on 13 August 1964 he became one of the last two people in the United Kingdom to be executed, when he was hanged for the murder the previous 7 April of John Alan West.
See the article on West for the story of the murder and trial and execution.
Capital punishment in the United Kingdom, Peter Anthony Allen (his accomplice)
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