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Why is American Public Opinion important on the subject of the death penalty? Does the support of the death penalty promulgate unfairness in just punishment? How can we change public opinion so the public can understand the difference between fact and fiction? Chapters, 10, 11, and 12 offer excellent credible information on the subject. Recommendations are an important part of any policy or case law on the death penalty, violent crime, and deterrence. The following topics will help you formulate the paper:
Reasons for death penalty opinion
Characteristics of respondents
the Marshall Hypotheses
Students are expected to critically analyze and evaluate the death penalty topic listed above.
It is important to answer all of the questions, support your opinions and statements with at least two credible references. Cite the text in APA format and Include a Reference Page. Each question should be a section; an easy APA format to use to accurately answer each question. Of the total works cited, half should be from academic journals or books published by an academic press. Students must support their statements and opinions as they cite the text with at least two credible references. A conclusion section (APA) will solidify your statements and opinions. Works cited and the references should be in APA format at the end of each mini-paper.
The paper must be double-spaced, with 1.0-inch margins, using Times New Roman 12 point type and at least two pages long, 1200 words.
The paper will be graded using a rubric assessing content, content organization, explanation, summary, analysis, grammar, and format.
Your work is subject to review for text comparison by a plagiarism detection service. Please refer to the Policies section of the syllabus for further information on plagiarism and cheating. If your paper is determined to be plagiarized a score of 0 will be assigned or points will be deducted. Students who turn in plagiarized papers will not have a chance to make it up. For more information, please review the important information about the assignments page.
Mini-paper Assignment will open on Tuesday of each week at 8:00 am, and close on Saturday at 4:00 pm; students have five days to complete the assignment.