ERIC Number: ED364478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
The Death Penalty in the United States. Public Talk Series.
This program guide provides the information a study circle will need to discuss the death penalty. It offers a balanced, nonpartisan presentation of a spectrum of views. The four positions and the supporting material are designed for use in a single-session program of approximately 2 hours. The four positions are as follows: (1) the death penalty should be abolished because it is cruel and unusual; (2) the death penalty should be abolished because it is unjustly applied; (3) the death penalty should be retained because justice requires it; and (4) the death penalty should be retained and made easier to implement because it serves a useful purpose. Participant materials include a framework for discussion, the legal background, summary of the four positions, an examination of the positions with underlying principles and assumptions (rejoinders in italics), and background reading. The materials provided for the leader's use include suggestions for leading this discussion, suggested discussion questions, and general suggestions for leading a study circle. Other contents include suggestions for participants and a follow-up form. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Capital Punishment, Citizenship Education, Course Content, Criminals, Discussion Groups, Ethical Instruction, Law Related Education, Leaders Guides, Political Issues, Punishment, Sentencing, Social Problems
Study Circles Resource Center, P.O. Box 203, Pomfret, CT 06258 ($2).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Topsfield Foundation, Pomfret, CT. Study Circles Resource Center.