Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss constitutional aspects and case law rulings on the death penalty.
  2. Analyze the various statistics associated with the death penalty and those who have received this sentence.
  3. List the various methods of execution used in the United States.
  4. Discuss the various controversial issues associated with the death penalty.
  5. Identify the common philosophies related to the use of the death penalty.
  6. Evaluate some of the correctional challenges associated with death row inmates.