Death and the Law. Suicide Abortion The Death Penalty Euthanasia. Revision. What is a crime? How are crimes classified? What are three main categories of crimes? Who can be exempt from criminal liability?. Complete the following:.
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The Death Penalty
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painless, intolerable, incurable, criminal,undignified
Euthanasia is the practice of terminating the life of a human being or animal with an incurable disease, intolerable suffering, or a possibly undignified death in a painless or minimally painful way, for the purpose of limiting suffering. It is a form of homicide; the question is whether it should be considered justifiable or criminal.
Death Penalty Permitted:
Death Penalty Outlawed for Ordinary Crimes -permitted only for exceptional crimes, such as crimes committed under military law or in wartime:
However horrible the act they have committed, I believe that everyone has the potential to improve and correct themselves. Therefore,
I am optimistic that it remains possible to deter criminal activity, and prevent such harmful consequences of such acts in society, without having to resort to the death penalty.