Submit a position paper as to your “informed” opinion concerning capital punishment in the United States. An informed opinion is based on research and knowledge acquired through such a study. And, you should cite the sources that led to the development of your opinion. Regardless of the position taken, the paper must include your reasoning. Your discussion should be supported by evidence and logic, and otherwise, demonstrate thoughtful analysis of your topic – analysis which shows your thoughts on the subject and does not merely repeat what sources tell you. Also, the paper must include both sides of the issue, Include abstract page.
Alternatively known as death penalty, capital punishment is a state sanctioned practice in which a convict is put to death by hanging or lethal injection as a punishment for crime. Ideally, the act of administering such sentence is referred to as execution while that of ordering an accused to be executed in such manner is termed death sentencing. Currently, the legality of capital punishment has taken center stage as one of the leading global debates as most human right based multinational organizations argue it’s a flagrant violation of human right to life as stipulated on the universal declaration of human rights.