Tag: death penalty

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August 31, 2016

Relying on Psychological Assessments do not Right Death Penalty Wrongs for the Intellectually Disabled

Although the death penalty is on the decline in the United States, the case of James Rhodes highlights the ethical quagmire facing forensic psychiatrists and psychologists whose evaluations contribute whether persons with intellectual disabilities convicted of murder will live or die. In addition to the increasingly familiar racial … Continue reading
March 30, 2016

Fordham Panel to Address Questions about Human Rights in Age of Fear, Violence and Scarce Resources 

By: Michael Aprea        Few realities have shaken the foundation of human rights and the inherent liberties viewed common to all as profoundly as fear. Human rights, the set of rights believed to be intrinsic to the human person, … Continue reading
January 23, 2009

Contaminated Chinese Milk Turns Deadly...For Company Execs

Two men responsible for the melamine contamination scandal in China, Zhang Yujun and Geng Jinping, were given the death penalty by the Chinese government today and the company’s chairwoman, Tian Wenhua, was given life in prison for being responsible for the melamine-contaminated milk responsible for killing six children and hundreds of thousands of illnesses, says the International Herald Tribune.…

October 28, 2008

And You Thought Electric Chairs Were Cruel and Inhuman

Oxford University’s Practical Bioethics Blog informs us that the tools of eugenics are alive and well in Europe–but for an entirely new reason all together.…

October 31, 2007

An update on the lethal injection question

Just 15 minutes before a man in Mississippi was set to be executed last night, the Supreme Court issued a stay.…

October 21, 2007

Another angle on the lethal injection question

Last week we posted about the current legal proceedings over the constitutionality of lethal injection. On Sunday the LA Times reported on a related situation in North Carolina, where the state medical board in a legal fight over whether it has the authority to bar doctors from taking part in executions (state law requires a doctor be present).…

October 18, 2007

Is lethal injection cruel and unusual punishment?

The Supreme Court issued a stay of execution yesterday for a man on death row in Virginia. Analysts are calling the court’s action a de-facto moratorium on lethal injection, which is the method of execution used in all but one of the states with the death penalty.…

Published Articles (1)

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 8 Issue 11 - Nov 2008

On Joining the Lynch Mob