Death Penalty Outline
General Purpose: To persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade audience about death penalty Central Idea: The death penalty for murders should be abolished. INTRODUCTION Attention Material Death penalty was first established in the Eighteenth century B.C. 58 countries have death penalty, including the United States. A new study says that one out of 25 sentenced to death penalty are innocent; and more than 1,000 people that were executed in 1976 may been innocent. 2. Death penalty is used unjustifiably Someone who kills a white person, is more likely to be sentenced to death penalty than those who kill an African American. Death penalty is like a lethal lottery, of 15,000 to 17,000 homicides that are committed every year in
Ethos On Death Penalty
The death penalty has been a huge part of many political debates for the past few decades. There are two sides, those for and those against its continued use and both have logical arguments. My research question is if it is ethical and or beneficial for the U.S. government to continue using the death penalty? To gain the attention of my audience, I am going to share two stories that my sources have on those with experience in the debate. The Forbes article, "Considering The Death Penalty: Your Tax Dollars At Work," is an anti–death penalty piece explaining how an innocent man was on death row and his opinion on whether or not it should be used. He said in the piece that living out a life sentence without parole is worse than being executed....show more content...
One, saying it is inhumane and should not be done and the other side says that it is necessary in our society. Some of the non–biased sources go over just the statistics of the death penalty. This includes "DEATH PENALTY INFORMATION CENTER Facts about the Death Penalty" and "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?". The first article explains the costs associated with the punishment, how much it is used, states that use it, and people on death row. The second piece gives unbiased statistics on the pros and cons on the death penalty. By providing this background, I hope my audience will be more aware of the debate and have more information. I will then incorporate a few more factual based articles to try and provide all the necessary details, such as "Death Penalty Pro Con" and a few more biased articles then to get opinions going. I feel that all my sources work well together as even when the articles have different viewpoints, they do not contradict one another much. Basically, they highlight the importance of their own arguments and do not really go after the other side. Overall, I feel that I have the sources necessary to write this piece. However, I do feel that having a few more scholarly articles will only help my