The Death Penalty

This course is a detailed investigation into the legal, moral, religious, historical, economic, biological, social, and political issues involved in the current administration of the death penalty in America and worldwide.  After first examining the history of capital punishment and the arguments pro and con, the course will consider, among others, the following topics: early challenges to the death penalty; different attempts to enact constitutional death penalty policies; the history of the execution of juveniles, the mentally retarded, the insane and the innocent; the role of the jury in capital cases; the effect of race on capital sentencing; and the procedural requirements for capital sentencing trials.  In addition, some course materials may be tailored to the interests of the particular course members.  SOC1001 or SOC3200 or CRM1000 or consent of instructor.

School

Education and Social Policy

Program

Criminology

Course Number

CRM2500C

Section

A

Instructor

Alicia Malone

Credits

4

Session

Summer I

Type

Online

Start – End Dates

05/18/2020 - 06/26/2020

Student Registration Link

https://mymack.merrimack.edu/ics/myMack_Home/

Other Registration Link

https://gps.merrimack.edu/register/?id=8cb60d94-2372-4f30-8930-fbb5f6157899