Death Penalty week 6
Proponents and opponents of the use of the death penalty often have passionate views. Each group may present persuasive arguments to support their side of the death penalty controversy. For example, proponents argue that the death penalty fulfills a societal need for justice. While opponents argue, the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment. Even though you might have an unyielding point of view when it comes to the death penalty, it is important to explore the position of those on the other side of the issue.
For this Discussion, you consider arguments for and against the use of the death penalty in the criminal justice system. Regardless of your view on the death penalty controversy, this assignment requires you to consider a circumstance when you absolutely would support the use of the death penalty and one circumstance when you absolutely would not support the use of the death penalty. Debate about the death penalty can be volatile, emotional, and divisive. Therefore, it is important that you justify your arguments with sound scholarly references from the Learning Resources.
- Evaluate and justify the use of the death penalty
- Explain how Supreme Court decisions influenced the evolution of the death penalty
- Analyze the financial and social impact of the death penalty
An argument for or against the use of the death penalty. Provide one circumstance where you absolutely would support the use of the death penalty and explain why. Then, provide one circumstance where you absolutely would NOT support the use of the death penalty and explain why. Justify your arguments using examples from the Learning Resources.
The issue of capital punishment has generated heated debates in the recent years. Ideally, this issue has created two schools of thought attracting both supporters and critics. According to Aronson and Cole (2009), the likelihood of executing innocent individuals as emerged as the most salient argument for some abolitionists. Men are more supportive of the death penalty or capital punishment relative to women (Cochran & Sanders, 2009). This gender difference in the levels of support of capital punishment has been attributed to Calligan’s (1982, cited in Cochran & Sanders, 2009) the differences in ethics of care between men and women. This essay seeks to justify the use of the death penalty and examine the influ