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The Ethics and Morality of Capital Punishment

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The Ethics and Morality of Capital Punishment
Part 1 - What is my project about and why?
Part 2: Research
Primary research
: Questionnaire/Survey
Secondary research:
Books and journals from the college library; e-books and e-journals; videos; websites; blogs etc.
Part 2 - What have I discovered and concluded?
Contents:
Part 1
Why did I choose this topic?
Which issues have I researched?
What did I initially expect to discover from my project?
Part 2
How did I carry out research?
What have I now discovered at the end of my project?
What have I been able to conclude?
Part 3
Evaluating my EPQ experience
Extended Project by Euan Anderson
Synthesising two key areas of my personal interest:
Capital

Punishment
and
Moral Philosophy
How do various
philosophy scholars
view the death penalty? How do
society
and
religion
approach it?
One big question:
Is Capital Punishment ethically and morally acceptable
?
Combines two key interests:
Moral Philosophy
and
Capital Punishment
as an ethical issue.
Sources
analysed
in terms of qualities like authenticity, qualification and general reliability
Some examples:

New philosophers

Capital Punishment most prevalent in Islamic states

Sharia Law and 'Quranic offenses'

Rejecting the death penalty isn't always for the kindest of reasons;

My survey showed a
57% outright rejection
of the death penalty in 2013.
Part 1 - Expectations and Plans
Retribution
and
Humanitarian
arguments expected. But these were
not
as common as expected!
Part 2: What have I discovered and concluded?
Murder rates between states using and not using the death penalty in the US.

Wrongful executions still pose a great threat - especially where mental health is concerned.

Kant and Mill supported Capital Punishment largely on the grounds that it was a more humane punishment.
Part 2: What have I been discovered and concluded?
Fundamentally, I have concluded from my investigation that Capital Punishment
is
unethical and immoral in the 21st Century.
Unsanitary prison conditions in Mill and Kant's eras might have justified the death penalty on
humanitarian
and
ethical
grounds, but prisons in the UK and Germany are very different in the 21st Century.
Part 3: Evaluating my EPQ Experience
Expected to struggle with referencing.
Researching actually turned out to be very
enjoyable
and enlightening.

Writing something of such great
length
seemed daunting; but by the end, I probably would have liked to write more!
My
planning
was initially a problem but I consulted my supervisor and then spent time working out how best I could plan. This problem was overcome
successfully
.
Part 3: Evaluating my EPQ Experience
If I was to
continue
researching in this area, I would like to examine more
philosophical
and
religious
approaches to Capital Punishment and also investigate issues surrounding the
mentally unstable
.

I have felt motivated throughout my project and am delighted to have gained essential skills for studying Philosophy at university like planning and referencing.
Thank you for listening to my presentation. Please feel free to ask me any questions now!
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