Vocabulary related to the Death Penalty

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Vocabulary related to the Death Penalty. International International Seminar I Seminar I. parole. the conditional release of a person from prison prior to the end of the maximum sentence imposed. b. such release or its duration. c. an official document authorizing such a release. . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Vocabulary related to the Death Penalty

InternationalInternational Seminar I Seminar I

Vocabulary related to the Death Penaltyparolethe conditional release of a person from prison prior to the end of the maximum sentence imposed. b. such release or its duration. c. an official document authorizing such a release.

Capital punishmentCapital punishment or the death penalty is a legal process whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime. Death rowDeath row, in English-speaking countries that have capital punishment, is the place, often a section of a prison, that houses prisoners awaiting execution.clemencyLeniency or mercy. A power given to a public official, such as a governor or the president, to in some way lower or moderate the harshness of punishment imposed upon a prisoner, without forgiving the crime itself. The act of clemency is a reprieve.Commuting sentenceCommutation of sentence involves the reduction of legal penalties, especially in terms of imprisonment. Unlike a pardon, a commutation does not nullify the conviction and is often conditional. asylumA place of safety. The protection, physical and legal, afforded by such a place. A place of protection or restraint for one or more classes of the disadvantaged, especially the mentally illinhumanecruel and savage, not humane

primitiveone that lacks major signs of economic development or modernitycruelCruelty is indifference to suffering, and even pleasure in inflicting it.brutalBrutal means cruelatrociousRelated to atrocityhorrifyingly wickedCivil/uncivilCivil: of or relating to ordinary citizens and their concerns, as distinct from military or ecclesiastical matters; relating to private relations between members of a community; noncriminal.Uncivil: Not civilized; savage; barbarous; uncivilized.

inhumanOf or pertaining to inhumanity and the indifferently cruel, sadistic or barbaric behavior it brings.amnesty"A pardon extended by the government to a group or class of persons, usually for a political offense; the act of a sovereign power officially forgiving certain classes of persons who are subject to trial but have not yet been convicted. It includes more than pardon, in as much as it obliterates all legal remembrance of the offense. Amnesty is more and more used to express 'freedom' and the time when prisoners can go free.deterrenceDeterrence is the use of punishment as a threat to deter people from offending. Deterrence is often contrasted with retributivism, which holds that punishment is a necessary consequence of a crime and should be calculated based on the gravity of the wrong done.Barbaric/barbarism(adjective) brutally savage or cruel(noun) savage brutality or cruelty in actionsattorneyA synonym for a lawyerOne whose profession is to give legal advice and assistance to clients and represent them in court or in other legal matters.prosecutora person, esp. a public official, who institutes legal proceedings against someone.a lawyer who conducts the case against a defendant in a criminal court. Also called prosecuting attorney or district attorney.

bailthe temporary release of an accused person awaiting trial, sometimes on condition that a sum of money be lodged to guarantee their appearance in court."he has been released on bail"To bail outTo secure the release of by providing a sum of money


jurya body of people (typically twelve in number) sworn to give a verdict in a legal case on the basis of evidence submitted to them in court.verdictthe decision made by a jury in a trial. defendanta person against whom an action or claim is brought in a court of law.vengeancethe act of doing something to hurt someone because that person did something that hurt you or someone else.assailanta person who physically attacks another.witnessa person who sees an event, typically a crime or accident, take place.


lethalOf, relating to, or causing death. The End