CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND THE CONSTITUTION WEEK 11 ID WORK

Be careful.  THE INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT IS NOT ASKING FOR YOUR OPINION OFF THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD.

Take your time.  This is an important topic and you should do some research before answering.  What is the law in your state?  When was the law instituted? For what crimes can a defendant be put to death?  Have there been executions in your state?

Explain rights and procedures of guilty persons from post verdict to appeal.
After conviction, a defendant may be sentenced to death in some states, depending on the crime.

Your assignment this week is to complete the following:

  1. Research whether your state allows the death penalty.
  2. Write an essay with information on whether your state has the death penalty, and then explain whether you agree or disagree with your state’s law.
  • If you do not believe the death penalty is an appropriate punishment, state why and offer alternatives.

Your paper should be a minimum of two pages, double spaced, with one-inch margins. You may use the Internet for research. Cite all of your sources, including the text, lectures, and other sources you use, using APA guidelines.

You will be assessed on the nature and scope of your research and the analytic depth of your response. Stating your opinion is not sufficient; you must support your opinion with facts based on research.

In addition, you must proofread your material, and submit it without grammar, spelling, or other mechanical errors.  Finally, remember to use APA format in this and all assignments.

For citation guidelines, please refer to the table in the APA Style section of the syllabus.