Death Penalty Policy in North Carolina
I believe the death penalty policy is flawed because:
1.) It contradicts itself. It is used to deter killers but imitates what is was made to prevent.
2.) Possibility of executing an innocent person
3.) Does not reduce murder rates
Research Paper Requirements
Each student in this class will write a senior level research paper that examines a broken
or badly bent criminal justice policy. Your paper MUST include the following:
1. Discussion of the problem.
2. Discussion of the policy enacted to “fix” this problem.
3. Discussion of the history of the policy.
4. Discussion of attempts to solve the problem this policy was created to “fix”.
5. Discussion of policy proposal to “fix” this policy.
You MUST use a minimum of eight (8) scholarly sources. Scholarly sources are peer reviewed, academic journal articles – NOT web sites, magazine articles, or newspaper
Your paper MUST have 5 clear headings/sections – Problem, Policy, History of the
Policy, Attempts to Solve, and Policy Proposal.
Your paper should inform a reader who has never heard about this policy.
Your final paper MUST be a minimum of 8 pages – 12 points Times New Roman font
with 1 inch top and bottom margins and 1.25 inch left and right margins. Papers will be
graded using the Final Paper Grading Rubric. Finally, your paper MUST be original work
for this class. You cannot submit a paper that you wrote for another class.
Attached is the rubric as well as some articles that I would like to be used in the paper. You can add some as well.