appendix E critical analysis

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Axia College Material Appendix E Critical Analysis Forms Fill out one form for each source. Source 1 Title and Citation: Save The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished Crime and Criminals, 2009 Amnesty International, "The Death Penalty v. Human Rights: 1 Identify the principal issue presented by the source. Amnesty International argues that government use of the death penalty as a form of punishment violates human rights as defined by the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and that because of this, the death penalty should be abolished 2 Identify any examples of bias presented by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. Being bias in this article comes in the form of being written by someone that is an advocate for human writes. 3 Identify any areas that are vague or ambiguous. If none exist, explain how you determined this. ([Since the late 1990s] averages of at least three countries a year have abolished the death penalty, affirming respect for human life and dignity. Yet too many governments still believe that they can solve urgent social or political problems by executing a few or even hundreds of their prisoners. Too many citizens in too many countries are still unaware that the death penalty offers society not further protection but further brutalization. Abolition is gaining ground, but not fast enough.) This statement does not clarify which governments still believe, what social or political problems are being solved, or what percentages of CRT 205
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citizens are unaware. 4 Do you find the source credible? Explain your reasoning. Yes I find them credible because they are an advocate for human rights and the United Nations, so therefore has knowledge on the subject. 5 Identify and name any rhetorical devices used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. The writer tried to use emotional ties and human cruelty along with torture to try to persuade the reader to feeling that capital punishment is wrong. (There can never be a justification for torture or for cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment. The cruelty of the death penalty is evident. Like torture, an execution constitutes an extreme physical and mental assault on a person already rendered helpless by government authorities.) 6 Identify and name any fallacies used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. “Argument from pity” (If hanging a woman by her arms until she experiences excruciating pain is rightly condemned as torture, how does one describe hanging her by the neck until she is dead? If administering 100 volts of electricity to the most sensitive parts of a man's body evokes disgust, what is the appropriate reaction to the administration of 2,000 volts to his body in order to kill him? If a pistol held to the head or a chemical substance injected to cause protracted suffering are clearly instruments of torture, how should they be identified when used to kill by shooting or lethal injection? Does the use of legal
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