Your task is to write a paragraph (maximum length of one page double spaced) that argues your position on the death penalty. In your argument, you must draw upon ethical theories, concepts, and reasoning to support your position.
- State whether or not the death penalty should be abolished and why.
- You must apply at least one ethical theory to support your position.
- You must explain what effects implementing your position regarding the death penalty would have on society.
The paragraph should be one full page, double spaced, and free of grammatical errors.
It is not enough to name a theory; you must explain the theory and demonstrate how your position reflects the logic and reasoning of that theory.
Remember that theory is the “why” behind your beliefs.