Key terms Peace and Justice

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War
When two countries attempt to resolve an issue through fighting
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Peace
A situation where there is no war or violence between countries or societies
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Crime
An activity that breaks the criminal law of the country in which you are
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Punishment
Something done to a wrongdoer or convicted criminal
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Capital Punishment
Using death as a punishment for a crime, also called the death penalty
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Execution
The judicial killing of a convicted criminal
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Judicial
Something done by/with the support of the law of a country as a part of its process of trial and punishment
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Retribution
One of the six possible aims of punishment; doing to the criminal what they did to someone else
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Protection
One of the six possible aims of punishment; taking action to protect society for the criminal’s anti-social behaviour
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Deterrence
One of the six possible aims of punishment; a punishment designed to put other people off committing the same crime
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Reform
One of the six possible aims of punishment; a punishment to help the criminal become a responsible member of society once their punishment is over
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Reparation
One of the six possible aims of punishment; where the criminal makes amends and pays the victim or society back for what they did
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Vindication
One of the six possible aims of punishment; a punishment which demonstrates the need to respect the law and the justice of punishment
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Justice
The idea that everyone is treated as equals before the law; the idea that the law will treat everyone as they deserve
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Pacifism
The idea that violence is wrong
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Absolute Pacifism
The idea that violence is always wrong, even if it is in self-defence or for a cause most people would consider justifiable
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Conditional Pacifism
The idea that although violence is wrong in principle it is sometimes unavoidable, e.g. in self-defence
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Just War Theory
Thomas Aquinas’ theory about the circumstances under which it is justified to go to war
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A situation where there is no war or violence between countries or societies

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Peace

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An activity that breaks the criminal law of the country in which you are

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Something done to a wrongdoer or convicted criminal

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Using death as a punishment for a crime, also called the death penalty

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