Your final case assignment for this course requires you to provide a sound and well-balanced argument concerning the use of the death penalty in the USA

| March 14, 2016

Question
Your final case assignment for this course requires you to provide a sound and well-balanced argument concerning the use of the death penalty in the USA, assessing the various and competing views on the subject.

Required Reading

Gill, K. (n/d). Pros and Cons of the Death Penalty (Capital Punishment). About.com. Accessed February 1, 2013 from http://uspolitics.about.com/od/deathpenalty/i/death_penalty.htm.

Assignment

Write a 4-5 page essay (not including cover and reference pages) answering the following question:

Should the death penalty be abolished in the USA? Evaluate this in terms of is the death penalty effective in preventing violent crimes. Compare and contrast the USA and one other country that has the death penalty against at least two countries who have abolished the death penalty. What are their crime rates? Do they have more or less violent crime? Is the death penalty a deterrent against violent crime? Evaluate the other factors which impact the deterrence of violent crime – could those be useful in the USA?

Be sure to use at least three different sources of information in your essay above and beyond the required and suggested readings from this Module.

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