(1) McCann, Erickson. “Amnesty International.” Death Penalty. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2015.
Background: This article gives a general explanation of the Death Penalty and some of the punishments it features. The article also explains other countries that take practice in using execution as a punishment.
How I Used It: I used this article to explain some of the specific dates the Death Penalty went into affect. This article helped provide some facts about innocent inmates being executed.
(2) “States With and Without the Death Penalty.” States With and Without the Death Penalty. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Nov. 2015.
Background: This page shows a map of the U.S, that highlights each state a different color according to if the death penalty is legal or illegal in the state. The page also gives a chart of the name of the states and year the death penalty was abolished.
How I Used It: I used this article to explain the current states that allow and abolish the death penalty in my opening paragraph. When explaining states that abolished the death penalty, I used the chart the page gave.
(3) “Methods of Execution.” Methods of Execution. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Nov. 2015.
Background: This article gives specific information on methods of punishments, gas chamber, firing squad, lethal injection etc. It also gave the name of the states that can only perform certain executions. For an example, Georgia can only perform lethal injection.
How I Used It: I used this article to help explain certain type of methods used in different states throughout the country.
(4) Last, Abigail. “16th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty.” 16th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Nov. 2015.
Background: This site discusses the 16th annual March to abolish the Death Penalty in Austin, Texas, in the month of October. Protesters march to legislation to outlaw capital punishment.
How I Used It: I used this site to give examples of how people in legal punishment states protest to abolish it.
(5) Hayworth, Michael. “5 Reasons Some People Think the World Needs the Death Penalty.” Amnesty Australia. N.p., 10 Oct. 2013. Web. 27 Nov. 2015.
Background: This article explains 5 reasons, why the death penalty should be allowed. It tells readers that, we need to be “tough” on crime and these inmates deserve to deal with the consequences.
How I Used It: I used this article, when writing my counter argument. I explained how the death penalty can intimidate others before committing a crime.
(6) Mars, Josh. “Does Death Penalty Bring Closure? – CNN.com.” CNN. Cable News Network, 20 May 2015. Web. 27 Nov. 2015.
Background: This article is on how the death penalty can bring closure to the victim’s loved ones. It gives different examples on how closure was received, when Boston Marathon bombers were sentenced to death.
How I Used It: I used this article to give different examples, when writing the counter argument to my thesis. From this article, I used direct quotes of families, who finally received emotional closure from their loved ones in the bombing.
(7) “What’s New.” DPIC. Death Penalty Information Center, n.d. Web. 27 Nov. 2015.
Background: This site gave numerous of updated news or articles on the death penalty. It gives certain information on most recent executions, States that outlawed the punishment, and other related execution stories.
How I Used It: I used this site to gather more examples of executions stories. I used one of the articles featured on this site to explain innocent inmates being incapacitated.
(8) “Death Penalty.” LII / Legal Information Institute. Legal Information Center, n.d. Web. 27 Nov. 2015.
Background: This article gives a brief overview of the death penalty by defining it, different types of methods, and which states have currently legalized or outlawed the punishment. It also speaks about, how the supreme court uses the death penalty to deter criminal acts.
How I Used It: I used this article specifically to explain how the supreme court plays an important role, when determining if a criminal shall be sentenced to death or not.
(9) Ross, Jenelle. “The Death Penalty Abolition Movement Is Not Limited to Nebraska.” (n.d.): n. pag. Washington Post. The Washington Post. Web. 27 Nov. 2015.
Background: This articles speaks about the most recent state, Nebraska, abolishing the Death Penalty. After 5 years of protesting in the Nebraska, legislation has finally approved the outlaw.
How I Used It: I used this article as an example of how we may be steps away from abolishing the death penalty. I explained how the state of Nebraska has finally ended in taking use of capital punishment and how other states can reflect on Nebraska to outlawing the punishment in their own.
(10) McElwee, Sean. “It’s Time to Abolish the Death Penalty.” The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 8 July 2013. Web. 27 Nov. 2015.
Background: This article is about, why the world should consider abolishing the death penalty. Author Sean Mclee, believes the death penalty violates rights and promotes violence. He also explains how the justice system’s functions to deter crime are served by executing inmates.
How I used It: I used this article, when supporting my reasons on why the death penalty is hypocritical to what criminal justice system’s want to serve.