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LEARN THE KEY WORDS & DEFINITIONS!
Key Word Definition

Crime An act against the law

Judgement The act of judging people and their actions

Justice Due allocation of reward and punishment/the maintenance of what is
right

Law Rules made by Parliament and enforceable by the courts

Capital punishment The death…

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Laws are rules made about how members of society are expected to behave. IN
the UK, laws are either made by parliament or by judges as a results of decisions
they reach in the cases that they hear in court (known as common law). The law is
upheld by courts…

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Reformative punishments offer involving giving criminals education and
qualifications so they can find a proper job and no longer feel they need to
be a criminal

Protection
Capital punishment is a good punishment for murderers and terrorists
because if they are dead they cannot threaten people
Long prison sentences are…

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Retribution and/or compensation are major parts of punishment and the
only retribution/compensation for taking a life is for a criminal's life to be
taken
Non-religious arguments against capital punishment
Those who argue for the abolition of the death penalty offer the following
arguments:
No court can be sure the correct…

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Crimes must be clearly proven
Muhammad sentenced people to death in Medina
Use non religious arguments

Other Muslims disagree because;
They say CP is recommended in Qur'an but not made compulsory
Use non religious arguments

The laws on drugs and alcohol

UK laws on tobacco
It is illegal to sell…

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Problems mainly relate to families of smokers who are caused great upset
by watching their loved ones die slowly from diseases that could have been
prevented if they had not smoked

Alcohol
Health
Serious liver problems
Some stomach disorders
Mental health problems
Heart disease
Social
Binge drinking
Crime and fatalities…

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Some believe in total abstinence (no alcohol or tobacco) because:
Taking tobacco or alcohol is abusing God's temple
There are passages in the Bible warning of drunkenness and the dangers it
can bring e.g. Lot's drunkenness resulted in incestuous relations with his two
daughters (Genesis 19:30-38)
Concerns over the social…

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Give two reasons for your point of view. (4)

(c) Explain why some Christians agree with capital punishment and some do not.
(8)

(d) "Religious people should always obey the law."
In your answer you should refer to at least one religion.
(i) Do you agree? Give reasons for your…

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