Essay on Death Penalty : An Overview

813 Words Nov 14th, 2016 4 Pages
In the article, “Death Penalty: An Overview,” authors Micah L. Issitt and Heather Newton cover the topic of the death penalty, or capital punishment, giving a broad overview of the topic. The article covers the debate on both sides for capital punishment, primarily in America, but references other countries for comparison. The article further helps the readers understand the death penalty as the authors define keywords in the article often used when discussing the death penalty and gives a brief, but an eye-opening history that is not common knowledge. The article further delves into the death penalty as it stands today along with the issues and concerns that arise on both sides mostly covering a non-biased stand throughout the article. This article, with how it was written is informative on the topic of the death penalty, and the rest of this paper will be dedicated to an analysis of this article. With the article being informative, the information present in the article is the backbone to the legitimacy and credibility of the authors’ article. The information present and the sources selected, show that the authors took the aspect of credibility into account. The sources selected tie back to government based organizations, who are authorities on the matters, given the experiences and knowledge of these organizations. In other terms, the claims of the authors are supported by organizations such as, “The Death Penalty Information Center” (Issitt & Newton, 2016).…

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