Ethics, logic and capital punishment | CRJ 524 Ethics in Criminal Justice | Ashford University

  Ethics, Logic and Capital Punishment

Chapter 9 in your text discusses moral arguments advanced about capital punishment. The articles “Killing in Good Conscience: What’s Wrong With Sunstein and Vermeule’s Lesser Evil Argument for Capital Punishment and Other Human Rights Violations?” and How social media is pushing the limits of legal ethics (Links to an external site.) address ethical issues regarding the death penalty (Blumenson, 2007; Harris, 2011). In this discussion, address capital punishment and its implementation in the United States. Examine its use and application against the logical fallacy of “two wrongs make a right.” If capital punishment can be proven to be a logical fallacy, discuss the efficacy of its continued use.

Guided Response: Your analyses here will be rooted in both logic and ethics. What is the best, rational argument in support of capital punishment? How can the pros to capital punishment overcome the logical fallacy of “two wrongs make a right”?

Review your colleagues’ posts, and substantively respond in a meaningful way to at least two of your peers. 

Required Resources

Text

Banks, C. (2016). Criminal justice ethics: Theory and practice (4th ed.). Retrieved from https://content.uagc.edu

  • Chapter 9: The Ethics of Criminal Justice Policy Making
  • Chapter 11: Media Ethics and Criminal Justice
  • Chapter 16: A Sense of Justice

Articles

Blumenson, E. (2007). Killing in good conscience: What’s wrong with Sunstein and Vermeule’s lesser evil argument for capital punishment and other human rights violations? New Criminal Law Review: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal, 10(2), 210-238. doi:10.1525/nclr.2007.10.2.210

  • The full-text version of this article is available in the ProQuest database located in the University of Arizona Global Campus Library. This article identifies problems within ethics arguments regarding the death penalty. It will assist you in responding to this week’s discussion, “Ethics, Logic, and Capital Punishment.”

Harris, D. (2011, February 26). How social media is pushing the limits of legal ethics (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://gigaom.com/2011/02/26/how-social-media-is-pushing-the-limits-of-legal-ethics/

  • This article explores how social media affects legal ethical issues. This article will assist you in completing this week’s assignment, “Ethics, Media, and Capital Punishment.”

Recommended Resource

Supplemental Material

Hicks, W. (2015). CRJ524 professional resources list svg icon download Download CRJ524 professional resources list. Retrieved from https://bridgepoint.equella.ecollege.com/curriculum/file/78ce1060-b8b0-4666-8a12-ecc460da8d1b/1/CRJ524_Professional Resources List.docx

  • This document provides additional resources in the form of articles, multimedia, and websites that may be helpful in the development of your learning in the field of criminal justice. This source may assist you in your weekly discussions.