Issue of the Death Penalty
When writing your essay, respond to the prompt thoroughly, and completely. Essays must be a minimum of 2 pages in length, double spaced, 1-inch margins, 12 point font, and written in Times New Roman. A bibliography, references, or works cited page, must accompany the submission. Bibliographies should be uploaded, as a single file, along with your 1.5-page essay. This page does not count towards the minimum length, of the paper. When completing your essay, you must also include in-text citations for any work that is directly quoted or paraphrased. Failure to properly, or consistently cite paraphrased or directly quoted work, from the original work, thoughts and/or ideas of someone, other than your own, (according to 1 of the 3 approved formats…MLA, APA, or Chicago) will result in an automatic 0, with no make-up work being accepted. For assistance with proper citation formatting, use the easybib website. Access this website, by clicking HERE (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.) Your response should be your own original thoughts and analysis. Research and resources should be incorporated with scholarly applications. I.e. used as examples or evidence to support your analysis. Make sure to use complete sentences and proper grammar. Your response to the prompt should focus on analyzing the information you gathered. Incorporate the information you gathered by using it to provide examples and support for your response. “A” papers should include a critical analysis of the videos by applying at least 1 example from each film to support your position. PART 1: Video Access and Viewing The video you are required to watch, in order to complete this assignment is 50 minute in length. The video is over the Todd Willingham case. The video is publicly accessible through PBS Frontline’s official website. You can access the video one of two ways, following the instructions provided below. Click the link below, or copy and paste the link, into a new tab, in your internet browser. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/death-by-fire/ (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.) PART 2: Video Reflection, Analysis and Submission Instructions Write a reflective analysis of crime, justice, and punishment under application of the Death Penalty, in Texas, based on the application of what you learned from Todd Willingham Case Video. Write an essay that addresses each of the prompt’s 2 components, Issue Position, and Explanation, and Application, outlined below Issue Position: First, Identify whether you are for, or against the use of the death penalty as a form of criminal punishment (there is NO right or wrong answer). Successful completion of this assignment, and it’s learning objective, require your compliance in identification or your personal position, and perspective, towards the issue of the “death penalty”. Responses are confidential and will be graded objectively, based on student’s independent, reflective analysis of their own individual personal perspectives, and application of the information. Explanation and Application Then, Discuss, and describe, the nature of the political debate, surrounding the issue of the death penalty, and explain how your personal position toward the issue has changed or been reinforced, with regard to the application to crime, punishment, and justice in Texas, based on what you learned from the movie.