PHI 103 Ashford University Capital Punishment Scholarly Arguments Essay

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In the Week 1 Presenting Arguments assignment, you objectively and neutrally evaluated reasoning on each side of your question from non-scholarly sources. For this assignment, you will objectively and neutrally evaluate and present the reasoning from scholarly sources on the same question. For an example of how to complete this paper, take a look at the Week Three ExamplePreview the document paper (in the classroom). Be sure to incorporate any relevant feedback you got from the instructor on your first paper.

Conduct research from scholarly sources on each side of your issue and write a paper that includes the following:

Introduction (approximately 100 words)

Explain your topic and state the specific question that you are addressing.

Presentation of an Argument

Describe the scholarly source on one side of the issue.

Summarize the key points made. (approximately 100 words)

Present what you see as the main argument from that source in standard form with the premises listed above the conclusion. (approximately 100 words)

  • Evaluate the quality of the reasoning in this source.

You may address questions such as how adequately the article supports the premises with research and how strongly the premises of the argument support the truth of the conclusion. (approximately 200 words)

Presentation of an Opposing Argument

  • Describe the scholarly source on the other side of the issue.
  • Summarize the key points made. (approximately 100 words)

Present what you see as the main argument from that source in standard form, with the premises listed above the conclusion. (approximately 100 words)

Evaluate the quality of the reasoning in this source.

  • You may address questions such as how adequately the article supports the premises with research and how strongly the premises of the argument support the truth of the conclusion. (approximately 200 words)

Evaluation of Arguments in Non-Scholarly and Scholarly Sources (approximately 200 words)

  • Discuss the differences in the quality of the reasoning or in the degree of support in the sources that you analyzed (Scholarly and Popular Resources (1) (Links to an external site.)).
  • Some specific types of questions you might address here include: Who is the target audience? What types of motives may be influencing these authors? Discuss any logical fallacies in any of the sources.
  • Conclusion (approximately 50 words)

Reflect on how this activity might influence how you conduct research in the future.

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Running Head: SCHOLARLY ARGUMENT

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Scholarly Argument
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SCHOLARLY ARGUMENT

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Introduction

Punishment in any society aims to prevent crime from happening and to provide justice to
victims. The death penalty, also known as capital punishment, entails using death to punish
heinous crimes. In the United States, twenty-nine states allow the death penalty as a form of
punishment to deter future crimes from happening. In these 29 states, only three (Pennsylvania
since 2015, Oregon since 2011, and California since 2019) governors have used executive order
to halt the death penalty although it's legally allowed. The rest states have abolished the death
penalty. This essay examines the question, "does capital punishment deter crimes in society."
The paper analyzes a scholarly article to understand both sides of this controversial topic, and at
the end, the paper evaluates academic and non-scholarly sources credibility.
Scholarly argument in favor of capital punishment
The scholarly article I chose supports capital punishment by C.L. Ten and is titled "Mills'
defense of capital punishment." The article was published in 2017 in the Journal of Criminal
Justice and Ethics. Mills argues that the death penalty is appropriate because it provides justice to
the victims of crime, and it's the only fair punishment for any form of aggravated murder.
According to Ten (20...


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