Students will discuss at least three of the following topics with regard to capital punishment.
Discuss the arguments for and against capital punishment.
Consider the factors that affect if an offender is charged with a capital crime, sentencing and how this influences our conception of justice.
What are the costs associated with capital punishment in the US?
Compare and contrast the costs of capital punishment v. the average cost associated with a K-12 student.
Does capital punishment have the desired affects with reducing capital offenses?
Does religion play a part in the argument either for or against capital punishment?
Is lethal injection a humane way of administering the death sentence?
What does the future of America hold for capital punishment?