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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 InstructionsLength1500 Words Font Calibri – 11 point font Program/File Type Submit in Word only Attachments Should be pasted into the Word document if possible. Referencing system PA referencing system is necessary in assignments, especially material copied from the Internet.

For examples of correct citations, visit the following links:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

Capital Punishment Grading RubricCATEGORYExemplarySatisfactoryUnsatisfactoryUnacceptablePart A: Discuss the history of capital punishment and current methods used for capital punishment in the United States20 points

Student provides a clear, logical explanation of the history of capital punishment and the current methods utilized for execution in the United States. Student provides at least two scholarly resources.10 points

Student provides a mostly clear, logical explanation of the history of capital punishment and the current methods utilized for execution in the United States. Student provides at least two scholarly resources.5 points

Student provides only a partial explanation of the history of capital punishment and the current methods utilized for execution in the United States. Student provides at least one scholarly resource.0 points

Student did not provide an explanation of the history of capital punishment and the current methods utilized for execution in the United States.Part B: Student provided a recent case within the last 10 years, in which capital punishment was the sentence.20 points

Student provides a detailed explanation of a case within the last ten years, in which the defendant received capital punishment. Student provides at least two scholarly resources.10 points

Student provides a mostly detailed explanation of a case within the last ten years, in which the defendant received capital punishment. Student provides at least two scholarly resources.

5 pointsStudent provides only a partial explanation of a case within the last ten years, in which the defendant received capital punishment. Student provides at least one scholarly resource.

0 points

Student did not provide an explanation of a case within the last ten years, in which the defendant received capital punishment. Part C: Part C: Student’s opinion on the outcome of the case study provided in part B.20 points

Student provides a detailed explanation of their opinion regarding the capital punishment of the defendant found in their case study.10 points

Student provides a mostly detailed explanation of their opinion regarding the capital punishment of the defendant found in their case study.5 points

Student provides only a partial explanation of their opinion regarding the capital punishment of the defendant found in their case study.0 points

Student did not provide an explanation of their opinion regarding the capital punishment of the defendant found in their case study. Mechanics – Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling10 points

Student makes no errors in grammar, punctuation, or spelling that distract the reader from the content.8 points

Student makes 1-2 errors in grammar, punctuation, or spelling that distract the reader from the content.6 points

Student makes 3-4 errors in grammar, punctuation, or spelling that distract the reader from the content.0 points

Student makes more than 4 errors in grammar, punctuation, or spelling that distract the reader from the content. Writing Style – Organization, Transitions, Tone10 points

The assignment is written with excellent organization, thoughtful transitions, and the appropriate tone.8 points

This writing assignment is adequately organized, but has some errors in the transitions or the tone.6 points

This writing assignment is poorly organized, or it contains ineffective transitions and/or inappropriate tone.0 points

This writing assignment displays little to no organization or transitions, and/or does not use the appropriate tone. APA Format – Margins, Font, Spacing, Headings and Cover Page10 points

The margins, font, spacing, headings, and cover page are all formatted properly.8 points

There are 1-2 errors in the formatting of the margins, font, spacing, headings, or cover page.6 points

There are 3-4 errors in the formatting of the margins, font, spacing, headings, or cover page.0 points

There are more than 4 errors in the formatting of the margins, font, spacing, headings, or cover page. APA Format – Citations and References10 points

All sources used for quotes and facts are credible and cited, and the references and in-text citations are all properly formatted. Each reference has an in-text citation and in-text citation has a reference.8 points

All sources used for quotes and facts are credible and cited, but slight errors are present in the format of the in-text citations or references. Or there may be one in-text citation or reference missing.6 points

Some sources used for quotes and facts are either not credible or there are significant errors in the in-text citations and/or references. Or there are multiple missing in-text citations or references.0 points

The sources used for quotes and facts are not credible and/or not cited. The in-text citations and/or references are not present.

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