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Parole
Provitsional release of a prisoner before the end of their sentence, on the promise of god behaviour
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Electronic Tagging
A form of surveillance which uses an electronic device/ tag fitted to the person.
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Probation
The release of an offender from detention, suject to a period of good behaviour or supervision.
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Prison Reformation Trust
A trust which aims to create a just, humane and effective penal system.
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Community Service
Unpaid work, intended to be of social use that an offender has to do instead of going to prison.
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Capital Punishment
The authorised killing of someone as a punishment for a crime
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Young Offender
A criminal from the age of 14-17 years. But in Canada its 12-17 years.
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Conscience
A person's moral sense of right or wrong, viewed as telling someone how to act or behave
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Early release
When a criminal is released early from their prison sentence.
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Ageism
Prejudice and descrimination towards the elderly
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Care Home
A home for the elderly who are ill and/ or need specail treatment and help
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Death
Usually decided when the brain stops functioning
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Euthanasia
Deliberately ending someone's life as it has become intolerable for them.
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Heaven
State of being with god after death
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Hell
State of being without God or with the devil after death
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Hippocratic oath
A oath all doctors make whereby they swear to protect and preserve life.
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Hospice
A special place for people with terminal illnesses where they are given care rather than medical treatment and helped to die with dignity.
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Life support machine
A machine that helps someone stay alive by aiding their breathing. Without it they would die
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Palliative care
Dealing with pain without treating the cause of the illness. Associated with hospices
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Purgatory
A time after death where you work in order to prepare to go to heaven
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Reincarnation
Being born again in another form. Rebirth.
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Residential home
A large building with seperate rooms for each elderly resident. Meals will be provided and there is a common room where they can socialise
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Passive euthanasia
"pulling the plug" on a terminally ill patient. (i.e removing life support or ending medical treatment.)
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Involuntary euthanasia
killing someone or letting them die , to relieve their pain, although they have expressed the wish to live."
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Non-voluntary euthanasia
killing someone or letting them die when you are unsure of their wishes because of the nature of the disease, disability or situation.
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Paraplegic
If you have no working limbs
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Terminal disease
an illness which doctors rekon will result in death within a few years, and people only overcome extremely rarely.
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Coma
When you are unconscious for an extended period of time. Usually its very hard to bring someone out of a coma.
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Locked in syndrome
You are in a coma but your body doesnt want to wake up, your brain ceases to carry out higher functions and your body continues to live thanks to life support machines, feeding tubes amd your brain stem carrying out automatic functions.
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degenerative disease
your body or mind will get weaker and weaker until you die, unless it is cured or constantly treated.
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alzheimers
A mental illness where you lose memories and the ability to make new memories, to the point where you cannot recognise loved ones or hold a conversation properly without forgetting what you are saying.
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A form of surveillance which uses an electronic device/ tag fitted to the person.

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Electronic Tagging

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The release of an offender from detention, suject to a period of good behaviour or supervision.

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A trust which aims to create a just, humane and effective penal system.

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Unpaid work, intended to be of social use that an offender has to do instead of going to prison.

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