Difference between revisions of "Capital punishment"

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== Capital punishment and corporal punishment ==
 
Strictly speaking, capital punishment could be considered a form of [[corporal punishment]] because by being killed, the person suffers bodily. WhileIn reality, however, the phrase "corporal punishment" is normallydoes not thought of includinginclude capital punishment, aand personthe cantwo alsoconcepts beare killedcompletely (i.e.different executed)in by corporal punishmentpractical, e.g. bylegal [[flogging]]and tomoral deathterms. Sometimes people were sentenced to such harsh forms ofOrdinary corporal punishment (e.g.as [[runningofficially thepractised gauntlet]])does thatnot itendanger was unsure if they would survive it, possibly mutilated, or notlife.
 
== See also ==
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