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To complete this assignment, you will need to conduct additional research using scholarly journals only. You must utilize a minimum of (2) two scholarly references in the assignment. Scholarly resources are considered: peer-reviewed journal articles (i.e.: ProQuest), government websites, textbooks, and criminal justice publications. Failure to provide appropriate references will result in a large point deduction.

You can access scholarly journals by clicking on the Library Link in the Course Introduction section.

In a 4-5-page (1500 word) essay you will address the following points:

  • Discuss      the history of capital punishment.
  • What      current methods are utilized for the death penalty (as of 2018)?
  • How many      states removed capital punishment in the United States?
  • Provide a      case study (example of a recent case) and discuss one case in which the      defendant was given capital punishment (any case within the past ten      years).
  • Do you      agree? Why or why not?

Length/Formatting Instructions


1500 Words


Calibri – 11 point font

Program/File Type

Submit in Word only


Should be pasted into the Word document if possible.

Referencing system

APA referencing system is necessary in assignments,   especially material copied from the Internet.

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