Death Penalty Article Analysis

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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 …show more content…
It is clear that the authors intended the article to be as straightforward and fair for the readers as possible. The article is laced with point of views and counter-points of views, depicting and advocating for both sides of the death penalty and the debates on it. This allowing the readers to be informed and consider which side to advocate for on the topic of the death penalty. Giving the reader the freedom to choose free of influence, strengthening the case of this article being an informative, unbiased …show more content…
The authors incorporated an in-text definition list for the readers. A method employed to help make the article on the death penalty more straightforward and easy to understand. Allowing the readers to become familiar with the terms and aspects associated with the death penalty. This method helped the article remain straightforward and made it transparent and non-intimidating to the readers, giving them the tools and knowledge necessary to answer questions and understand the material they were

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