Death Penalty Informative Speech Outline Thesis

Length: 3 pages Sources: 4 Subject: Criminal Justice Type: Thesis Paper: #2097509 Related Topics: Capital Punishment, Informative, Informative Speech, Juvenile Death Penalty
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Death Penalty

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To inform the audience about the two sides of the debate on the death penalty, regarding its justice and its deterrent effect.

The death penalty is one of the most frequently-debated topics in American criminal justice, and it is important to understand both sides of the death penalty debate.

Organizational Pattern: Topical

Attention getter- America is the only major industrialized democracy that still has the death penalty. "Of the 197 countries in the world, 135 (69%) have abolished the death penalty in law or practice and only 62 (31%) continue to use capital punishment" (Support for the death penalty continues to decline, 2013, Arkansas Abolish).

B. Relevance-As American citizens, it is important that all of us are aware of critical facts about the death penalty.

C. Credibility -- the death penalty is a subject on which I have done much personal soul-searching.

D. Thesis -- the death penalty is a controversial subject and one which is unlikely to be decided soon.

E. Preview-Specifically, I will give a brief overview of the death penalty...


Supreme Court has viewed the constitutionality of the death penalty.

Transition-First, I will give you a brief overview of where the death penalty 'stands' in America today.

II. Body

A. What is the status of the death penalty in America?

1. America is the only major industrialized democracy to have the death penalty.

2. The death penalty reflects a retributive view of justice -- the idea that it is not merely enough to rehabilitate criminals or remove them from the population, but that crime should be punished to create a more just society. Supporters say it deters criminals from committing violent crimes

Transition-This point-of-view is controversial, however

B. Opponents of the death penalty point out that there is no clear evidence it deters crime.

1. Death penalty opponents point out that" "states without the death penalty have much lower murder rates. The South accounts for 80% of U.S. executions and has the highest regional murder rate" (Death penalty facts, 2013, Death Penalty Focus).

2. However, supporters of the death penalty counter that this is due to other social factors, not the presence of the death penalty.

Transition-Cost is another controversial issue

C. Another point that supporters bring forth is that it is a waste of taxpayer money to keep a convicted criminal alive until he dies, living in…

Sources Used in Documents:


Death penalty facts. (2013). Death Penalty Focus. Retrieved from:

Linder, Doug. (2012). Death penalty. Exploring Constitutional Law. Retrieved from:

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