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INTERNATIONALINTERNATIONAL SEMINAR I SEMINAR I VOCABULARY RELATED TO THE DEATH PENALTY
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.
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT Capital 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 ROW Death row, in English- speaking countries that have capital punishment, is the place, often a section of a prison, that houses prisoners awaiting execution.
CLEMENCY Leniency 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 SENTENCE Commutation 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.
ASYLUM A 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 ill
ATROCIOUS Related to atrocity horrifyingly wicked
CIVIL/UNCIVIL Civil: 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.
INHUMAN Of 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.
DETERRENCE Deterrence 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 actions
ATTORNEY A synonym for a lawyer One whose profession is to give legal advice and assistance to clients and represent them in court or in other legal matters.
PROSECUTOR a 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.
BAIL the 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 OUT To secure the release of by providing a sum of money https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umC9fatOv1k
JURY a 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.
VERDICT the decision made by a jury in a trial.
DEFENDANT a person against whom an action or claim is brought in a court of law.
VENGEANCE the act of doing something to hurt someone because that person did something that hurt you or someone else.
ASSAILANT a person who physically attacks another.
WITNESS a person who sees an event, typically a crime or accident, take place. http://www.youtube.com/watc h?v=vJG698U2Mvo http://www.youtube.com/watc h?v=vJG698U2Mvo