RFT paper #1 2016

LC-3 RFT

Fall 2016

Paper #1

Rough draft due in class Sept. 6

Final draft due by noon Monday Sept. 19th in the ART/GOV office 3rd floor Main Hall

Roughly 1250 words, stapled, double-spaced

with one-inch margins, 12-point font.

 

According to the readings, how is capital punishment applied in a racially biased manner?  What is the specific evidence in this regard? Give good examples. Is this an important issue?  Why or why not?   Does this information change your views on capital punishment?  How so?

Readings:
Chattahoochee Judicial District: BUCKLE OF THE DEATH BELT: The Death Penalty in Microcosm

Racial Disparities in Federal Death Penalty Prosecutions 1988-1994

LANDMARK NORTH CAROLINA DEATH PENALTY STUDY FINDS DRAMATIC RACIAL BIAS

Broken Justice: The Death Penalty in VirginiaRacial Disparities in Capital Punishment

MARYLAND STUDY FINDS THAT RACE AND GEOGRAPHY PLAY KEY ROLES IN DEATH PENALTY

Fact Sheet

Curious about how I will grade this paper? See this link.

 

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