Capella University Capital Punishment and Dealing with Complexity Paper

Capella University

Question Description

Capital Punishment

You and your classmates have been learning about and discussing the complexity of ethical issues in society. Your assignment is to produce an audio or video presentation that examines the complex ethical issue you have chosen to discuss over that last three weeks based on the following scenario:

Scenario: Complexity in Contemporary Issues

As the producer and correspondent of a television or radio news magazine (like "60 Minutes," "VICE" or "All Things Considered"), you have been assigned to deliver an informative 12-minute segment on one of the contemporary issues you and you classmates have been discussing during the past three weeks. Corporate policy requires that you consider insights from two or more academic disciplines for example: nursing and social work, or philosophical ethics, psychology, and biology. (Note: These are only examples—you are free to choose your own disciplines!) Corporate policy also requires that you interview credible representatives of at least two distinct positions on the issue. You need not remain neutral on the issue. In fact, you are expected to state and defend your own position with clear reasoning in your own words.

You will choose which of the complex social issues to present here. The intended audience for your segment is the public—intelligent but perhaps uninformed. Take this opportunity to engage them on an issue that matters to you.

Assignment Instructions

  1. Explain the selected contemporary issue, with reference to practical instances.
  2. Describe the relevant contributions to the issue from at least two different academic disciplines.
  3. Explain at least two distinct positions on the issue.
  4. Defend one's personal ethical position on the issue.
  5. Create a video or audio presentation that reports on a contemporary social issue from multiple perspectives.

You may produce the assignment in either of following two formats.

Option One

Produce a video segment. You should appear as the correspondent, but you may enlist family and friends to play other parts. You might even take on distinct roles yourself, in a video "selfie" where you consider the alternatives accurately. Kaltura is available to you through Capella. However, you may use any device or software of your choice, so long as you are able to submit the work to your instructor for assignment.

Check the Capella Academic Skills page for more resources on:

Option Two

Produce an audio segment, like a radio program or a podcast. You will be the correspondent, but you are welcome to invite others to participate or record yourself in different roles. You may record the audio in any way that suits you. Make sure to submit the audio file or a link to it as the submission for assignment.

In addition, you must submit your script alongside the media production.

Final Answer



Dealing with Complexity
Institutional Affiliation



Dealing with Complexity

1. Introduction
2. Mark’s Responses
3. Robert’s Responses
4. My Take
5. References


Dealing with Complexity
Institutional Affiliation



Dealing with Complexity

Hello and a big welcome to the ‘XYZ’ show on the Legal Talk Network. My name is
Robinson and I am coming to from New York. I usually do a corresponding blog and analysis
known as ‘May it Suit the Courts.’ Today, my co-host William is away and you will have me
during the podcast period. Before delve into today’s topic, I wish to thank our sponsors and the
management for making this program a success. Just last year, this show hosted a debate on
capital punishment, where together with my panel we explored if death penalty was regarded as
cruel and unusual sentence with my expert panelists. Currently, capital punishment is law in
about 30 states and the discussion about its legality still endures up to this day.
Today, on ‘XYZ’ show we revisit the issue of capital punishment. Specifically, we are
going to look at the capital punishment debate in our society, courts, and politics, in addition to
examining the fate of the sentence itself and if we would ever witness a change. Our first guest
today is Mark, a lawyer and an official at a leading information ce...

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