Fairness In Sentencing

This assignment will allow you to understand issues of fairness within the judicial system.

Go to the Death Penalty Information Center site. Search for an issue that interests you regarding sentencing and/or the death penalty. Analyze the issue thoroughly, and present two sides of that issue.
https://deathpenaltyinfo.org

CJ 560 Module Seven Short Paper Guidelines and Rubric

Overview: This assignment will allow you to understand issues of fairness within the judicial system. Prompt: Go to the Death Penalty Information Center site. Search for an issue that interests you regarding sentencing and/or the death penalty. Analyze the issue thoroughly, and present two sides of that issue. Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:

I. Issue: Describe an issue regarding sentencing and/or the death penalty. II. Opposition: Present two opposing sides of a selected issue regarding sentencing and/or the death penalty.

III. Justification: Express an opinion regarding sentencing and/or the death penalty, with justification. Guidelines for Submission: Your paper must be submitted as a 3- to 4-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least four sources cited in APA format.

Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (90%) Needs Improvement (70%)

Not Evident (0%) Value

Issue Meets “Proficient” criteria and utilizes rich detail

Describes an issue regarding sentencing and/or the death penalty

Describes an issue regarding sentencing and/or the death penalty, but is inaccurate and/or missing details

Does not describe an issue regarding sentencing and/or the death penalty

20

Opposition Meets “Proficient” criteria and utilizes scholarly sources as support

Presents two opposing sides of an issue regarding sentencing and/or the death penalty

Presents two opposing sides of an issue regarding sentencing and/or the death penalty, but is inaccurate and/or missing details

Does not present two opposing sides of an issue regarding sentencing and/or the death penalty

35

Justification Meets “Proficient” criteria and utilizes scholarly sources to support assertions

Expresses an opinion regarding sentencing and/or the death penalty, with justification

Expresses an opinion regarding sentencing and/or the death penalty, with justification, but is inaccurate and/or missing details

Does not justify an opinion regarding sentencing and/or the death penalty

35

 

 

 

Articulation of Response

Submission is free of errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, and organization and is presented in a professional and easy-to- read format

Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization

Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas

Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas

10

Total 100%