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1

What is the death penalty?

Practice of executing someone as a punishment for a very serious crime.

2

What are methods of execution? (5)

What is used now?

Guillotine, burned at stake, drowning, electric chair, stoned.

Lethal injections

3

What does irrevocable mean?

Can't be changed, reversed or recovered. Final.

4

What does deterrent mean?

Examples (not execution) (4)

Discourages someone form doing something.

Life in prison, torture, exile, sterilisation.

5

How much does it cost per prisoner per year?
How much does it cost to execute someone?

£42K

$23 million

 

6

What are some bible verses about execution? (3)
What do they all say?

Genesis 9:6

Matthew 8:7

Romans 12:17 - 19

Against sanctity of life, wrong

7

For capital punishment (5)

Deterrent

Retribution

Protection

God says yes

Cheap & effective

Society free of dangerous people

8

Against capital punishment (5)

Doesn't deter

Many disagree

Revenge is wrong

Unfair on doctor (Hippocratic Oath)

Not ultimate payback

Turned into martyrs

Life is sacred

Could kill innocent people

Killed because of insanity

Expensive

9

What is punishment?
Why do we punish people?

Penalty inflicted as retribution for an offence

Protection, retribution, deterrent, rehab, vindication, reparation

10

What is a fine?

What is community service?

What is a suspended sentence?
What is probation
What is a caution?
What is tagging?

What is imprisonment?
What is an Antisocial Behaviour Order?

Criminal charged money

Length of time work done in community

No prison unless reoffend

Officer supervises criminal. Curfew.

Admit crime & recorded. No action unless reoffend.

Check offender keeps curfew.

Serve sentence in prison

ASBO - Can't go certain places or meet certain people.

11

What is forgiveness?

Conscious decision to not feel resentment towards someone.

Not ignoring, excluding or acting coldly towards someone.

Crimes against people & property.

12

2 parables about forgiveness?

Unforgiving servant - forgive as forgive  (Lord's prayer)

Prodigal son - Always forgiven by God

13

What is restorative justice?

What is its aim?

Problem solving approach to crime. Involves offender, victim & community.

Restoration