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Death Penalty

This guide was created for Dr. Theis's government classes.

Hank Skinner

Thomas Arthur

Claude Jones

Cameron Todd Willingham

Troy Davis

Rob Will

Larry Swearingen

Carlos Deluna

Gary Graham

Rodney Reed

Lester Bowers

Ruben Cantu

Larry Griffin

David Spence

Leo Jones

Joseph O'Dell

About the Assignment

Using the research databases listed in the box below, find an article about one of the people in the photos above 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.   

Attach the cover sheet, the article, and your summary for full credit.

Databases

Try these newspaper databases.  Tip: Do a phrase search with the name of the person.  Ex. "John David Smith".  Quotation marks will search the name exactly as you typed it.  This will help to narrow and focus your search. 

Other useful databases


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

E-Books

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