Death Penalty Annotated Works Cited

“Abolish the Death Penalty.” National Coalition to. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2015.

This organization is one of the oldest in the nation dedicated to the abolition of the death penalty. This was one of the organization that I used for my narrative, and it has a lot of information on the progress of abolition of capital punishment in the United States.

Bouie, Jamelle. “Why Whites Support Capital Punishment.” Slate. N.p., 28 Mar. 2014. Web. 20 Jan. 2015.

This article was very valuable in presenting insights into the racial inequality in the demographics of death penalty supports and death row inmates.

Cohen, Elizabeth. “Lethal Injection Creator: Maybe It’s Time to Change Formula.” CNN. Cable

News Network, n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2015.

This is a link to the article where I got the information about Dr. Jay Chapman, and the origins of lethal injection. This was extremely useful in writing my narrative as it provided the foundation of it, as well as providing possible future outcomes from past events.

Dana Ford, Amanda Watts, and Jason Hanna. “Another Botched Execution? Inmate Gasps

during Two-hour Execution –” CNN. Cable News Network, 8 Sept. 2014.

Web. 16 Jan. 2015.

Although this article did not have a lot of useful information that I could write about, it did provide insight on how divided the debate on lethal injection is. That helped me structure my narrative in a more conclusive way.

Deliberacion. Ochobits Media, n.d. Web.

This is a link to the site I got the picture of the execution bed from. This is a valuable contribution to my narrative as it supplies visual representation.

Levitt, Steven D. “Does the Death Penalty Really Reduce Crime?” Freakonomics RSS. N.p., 11 June 2007. Web. 20 Jan. 2015.

Though this particular article didn’t contribute much information or insight into the death penalty debate, it lay what information it did provide out in a very clear way and included links which turned out to be very useful. This site was very valuable in directing the researcher in which way to go next.

“Lethal Injection.” Statista. N.p., n.d. Web.

This is the website I got the picture/data of the declining numbers of lethal injection usage in the United States. This was very useful as it shows the history of lethal injection and how it is in the modern day today.

Lowe, Wesley. “THE DEATH PENALTY IN THE.” Capital Punishment in the United States. N.p., 17 Jan. 2011. Web. 19 Jan. 2015.

Lowe’s website provides extensive information on the death penalty from the perspective of a death penalty supporter. The site covers everything from a history of the death penalty in the US and the world to information about crime deterrence, life without parole, racism, religion, wrongful execution and the economics of the death penalty. This site was extremely helpful in providing a holistic overview of the death penalty from a pro death penalty perspective.

The New York Times. The New York Times Company, n.d. Web.

This website had various articles that helped me write my narrative, including ones about how President Obama feels about the subject as well as a lot of accounts of botched executions using lethal injection. This enabled me to write about people involved with lethal injection and their opinions on it.

“Oklahoma Puts 1st Inmate to Death since Botched Execution.” CBSNews. CBS Interactive, n.d. Web. 17 Jan. 2015.

This website was very helpful in creating the argument that witnesses are the most influential part of an execution, as their statements are what end up defining the execution and whether or not the prisoner executed was in pain.

Peter. “GOP Catholics.” GOP Catholics. Blogspot, n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2015.

This is the site I got the image and information of the drugs used in lethal injection and how they work. This was helpful in writing my narrative as it gave me information to compare the opinions of organizations and people to the actual facts.

“Rick Perry Killed an Innocent Man.” Truthout. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2015.

This Article was very helpful because it explains how the capital punishment is use in the United States. Also, even though investigation prove that Willingham was innocent after been executed, Rick Perry refuses to abolish the death penalty.

“Should Victims’ Opinions Matter When Considering the Death Penalty? – Death Penalty –” ProConorg Headlines. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2015.

This website shows the two sides of why it matters and why not. I thought it was a very informative source, even though I didn’t use it for my narrative. Seeing the two sides of the “Yes” and the “No” was very interesting for me.

Tanner, Robert. “Studies Say Death Penalty Deters Crime.” Washington Post. The Washington Post, 11 June 2007. Web. 19 Jan. 2015.

This article mentions many studies proving that the death penalty deters crime. Though this article didn’t contribute a lot of information to the narratives, it did comment on the important distinction between conducting a study to “seek the truth” and to defend a specific position which served as a useful reminder to the researcher.

“Various Articles.” N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2015.

This site was an incredibly valuable resource. The website has countless statistics on the death penalty and presents them without bias. It provides information on executions, murder rates, sentencing, lethal injections etc. It also provides reports and resources for virtually all angles of the debate.

“3 Reasons to Get Rid of the Death Penalty.” N.p., 09 Sept. 2014. Web. 20 Jan. 2015.

This article explains the ideology behind abolishing capital punishment. It listed the three main points brought up when fighting the death penalty. It clarify some topics that I wanted to address in my narrative.


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