Dealth Penalty In the criminal Justice System
The death penalty remains a very controversial element of the criminal justice system. This assignment will provide students the opportunity to explore opposing arguments about death penalty policy and explain how this policy fits within the framework of justice.
In this writing assignment, students will need to:
Identify two arguments in support of the death penalty and two arguments in opposition to the death penalty. Can these arguments be supported with verifiable data? Explain. (For example, if someone supports the death penalty because they believe the costs to taxpayers are less than housing someone in prison, do the facts support that claim?)
Explain how the concept of justice can be achieved in a federal system that permits differences in criminal penalties (including the use of the death penalty) between states.
Describe the level of support for the death penalty in Texas, as well as nationally.
Identify the top ten nations that conduct the most executions. Does the United States share much in common with the other nations on that list? What are your thoughts about the U.S.’s death penalty policy after discovering the other nations on the list?
You must use primary (at least two) AND secondary sources (at least two) to support your paper (the textbook and the video lectures are your secondary sources).
PRIMARY SOURCE = Something produced in the historical era under study.
SECONDARY SOURCE = Something produced at a later date. A history textbook, a documentary film, etc.
The assignment must be submitted on Canvas by 11:59PM on Wednesday, August 12th. Required length: 3 pages (approximately 1,000 words), font size: 12, double spaced. Either the MLA or the APA style will work.