Read the chapter on legal punishment in the e-text, then consider the following questions regarding the death penalty:
- Suppose you are called to jury duty on a capital murder case where the death penalty may be considered as a sentencing option. During the jury selection process, the attorneys ask if you would be able to consider the death penalty. How would you respond and what would be your moral rationale?
- In your opinion, what is the moral rationale that permits some U.S. states to carry out death penalty sentences while other states have a moratorium or ban the death penalty?
- From a global perspective, how is the death penalty either practiced or banned in other countries? Give at least one example with a citation that illustrates your response.
Substantiate your posting with references from your readings and external research. Your research should be documented by citing one or more credible sources.
Synthesize your primary response into a 250–350 word post. Be sure to review your writing for grammar and spelling before posting.
Provide a minimum of one cited reference in APA style for your original posting.