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Euthanasia

  • By: Carol Y. Thompson & Chelsea Platt
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

Euthanasia (also known as mercy killing) is commonly defined as the act of killing or allowing the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy. The use of euthanasia to end human life ...

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