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A selection of sources concerning legislation, ehtical aspects and media around the topic of the death penalty (capital punishment).

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Law and Legislation:
this tab covers the legal aspects of the death penalty and provides state and internationaldata.

Social Aspects:
this tab covers the moral, ethical, societal and religious views and includes breaking news.

Definitions:
Death Penalty = the punishment of execution, administered to someone legally convicted of a capital crime."offenses carrying the death penalty"

Capital Punishment = Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is a government-sanctioned practice whereby a person is killed by the state as a punishment for a crime. The sentence that someone be punished in such a manner is referred to as a death sentence, whereas the act of carrying out the sentence is known as an execution.

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