CRJC 450 Death Policy is Flawed discussion

Death Penalty Policy in North Carolina

I believe the death penalty policy is flawed because:

1.) It contradicts itself. It is used to deter killers but imitates what is was made to prevent.

2.) Possibility of executing an innocent person

3.) Does not reduce murder rates

Research Paper Requirements

Each student in this class will write a senior level research paper that examines a broken

or badly bent criminal justice policy. Your paper MUST include the following:

1. Discussion of the problem.

2. Discussion of the policy enacted to “fix” this problem.

3. Discussion of the history of the policy.

4. Discussion of attempts to solve the problem this policy was created to “fix”.

5. Discussion of policy proposal to “fix” this policy.

You MUST use a minimum of eight (8) scholarly sources. Scholarly sources are peer reviewed, academic journal articles – NOT web sites, magazine articles, or newspaper


Your paper MUST have 5 clear headings/sections – Problem, Policy, History of the

Policy, Attempts to Solve, and Policy Proposal.

Your paper should inform a reader who has never heard about this policy.

Your final paper MUST be a minimum of 8 pages – 12 points Times New Roman font

with 1 inch top and bottom margins and 1.25 inch left and right margins. Papers will be

graded using the Final Paper Grading Rubric. Finally, your paper MUST be original work

for this class. You cannot submit a paper that you wrote for another class.

Attached is the rubric as well as some articles that I would like to be used in the paper. You can add some as well.