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Death Penalty Research Paper Sources

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One of the most popular topics for an argument essay is the death penalty. When researching a topic for an argumentative essay, accuracy is important, which means the quality of your sources is important.

If you're writing a paper about the death penalty, you can start with this list of sources, which provide arguments for all sides of the topic.

1. Amnesty International Site

Amnesty International views the death penalty as "the ultimate, irreversible denial of human rights." This web site provides a gold mine of statistics and latest breaking news on the subject.

2. Mental Illness on Death Row

This article is a publication of Death Penalty Focus, an organization that aims to bring about  the abolition of capital punishment. You will find evidence that many of the people executed over the past decades are affected by a form of mental illness or retardation.

3. Pros and Cons of the Death Penalty

This extensive article provides an overview of arguments for and against the death penalty and offers a history of notable events that have shaped the discourse for activists and proponents. Unique to this resource are the responses from readers who contribute their views.

4. Pro-Death Penalty Links

This page comes from ProDeathPenalty, and contains a state-by-state guide to capital punishment resources. You'll also find a list of papers written by students on topics related to capital punishment. 

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