RS 35: At Issue: The Death Penalty

Select one or more of the following articles to read, then answer  the question below.  Once you have completed the reflection question, print it and hand it in for grading.

Albertan on Death Row

Canadian on death row in Iran

Canadian on death row in Saudi Arabia

Reflection Question:

Is capital punishment (death penalty) ever justified?  You must provide reasons for your answer and provide evidence from one or more of the articles from above.  You must also draw upon the concepts (conscience, Kohlberg’s postulates, etc.)  you learned in the ethics unit.  It might be helpful to know the pros and cons regarding the death penalty, so it is worthwhile to visit Balanced for a concise list of arguements.picture-2