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Use the Phrase Searching technique with the name of the person.  

For example:

"Karla Faye Tucker"


About the Assignment

Using the research databases, find an article about the person that was assigned to you by the instructor that relates to the death penalty in the United States. (Do not Google.)

Copy the article, read it, and produce a summary of what the article says in relation to the courts and the death penalty and the individual named below. 

  • The first paragraph must be a summary of the case facts (what, where, when). 
  • The second paragraph should be a summary of the issues regarding this case and why people are questioning the death penalty in this case. 
  • The third paragraph should be your reflection on the efficacy of the death penalty in this particular case.   ​

This assignment is due the beginning of class on Wednesday, February 3rd. 

You must attach this cover sheet, the article and your summary for full credit.


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For background and general information about the death penalty in the United States.

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