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Death Penalty: Good or Bad?
Jasmine Garcia and Raymond Osuch
Barry University

Audience Analysis: Primary 1. What kind of problems run through my audiences mind? 2. What is the age range of my audience? 3. What religions do they practice? 4. Where is each audience member from? 5. How many more girls are there than guys are in my audience? Secondary

1. Why is this topic important to them? The topic is important to my audience because it may help them see the death penalty in a different light.

2. How will my audience benefit from my words? The audience will benefit from my words because they will discover the pros and …show more content…

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Transition: Now that we understand the features of the death pennalty, we would like to talk to you about the benefits of the death penalty. B. Benefits 1. Research: The death penalty has the most extensive due process protections in our nation’s criminal justice system; innocents sentenced to death if truly innocent will be exonerated and not executed. An alternate to the death penalty is a life sentence, although life sentences are prone to pardon, commutation, escape, clerical error, change in law, and other possibilities which could release someone with a life sentence back into society. (Sharpe, 2009) When someone’s life is intentionally taken, the balance of justice is disturbed; retribution with the death penalty shows the intolerability of murder. Capital punishment brings closure to the families, as well as others who cared about the victims. The death penalty is also not morally wrong like some anti-death penalty campaigns argue; the crimes of rape, torture, treason, kidnapping, murder, and larson are the morally wrong choices (Fein, 2008). Capital punishment brings justice upon criminals, who commit infractions on these laws. As Dr. Budziszewski, a professor of government and philosophy of the University of Texas at Austin states, "Society is justly ordered when each person receives what is due to him. Crime

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