354047-crt_205_appendix_e - Axia College Material Appendix...

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Axia College Material Appendix E Critical Analysis Forms Fill out one form for each source. Source 1 Title and Citation: The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished International, Amnesty. "The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished." Crime and Criminals . Ed. James D. Torr. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2009. Opposing Viewpoints. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context . Web. 14 June 2011 1 Identify the principal issue presented by the source. The principle issue presented in the source is that people think they should get rid of the death penalty because it violates human rights. 2 Identify any examples of bias presented by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. I think the author is very bias is the fact that his tone and the quotes that he gives defiantly slants to the fact that the death penalty should be abolished everywhere. 3 Identify any areas that are vague or ambiguous. If none exist, explain how you determined this. I do not think the article is vague nor has any ambiguous statements. I determined this by the completeness of the sentences and the ideas that were behind story. 4 Do you find the source credible? Explain your reasoning. I do find that this resource is credible, based on the fact of information that is put into the paper, and the resources that are used to describe the opinions of the author. 5 Identify and name any rhetorical devices used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. After reading the paper, I came to the conclusion that no rhetorical devices were used. The Point was straight forward with all the pertain information. 6 Identify and name any fallacies used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. The fallacy that I found in the paper is the author used Circumstantial ad hominem. Being that the author says it violates human rights according to his beliefs. 7 State one argument made by the author. Too many citizens in too many countries are still unaware that the death penalty offers society not further protection but further brutalization. 8 Identify the premises and conclusion of the argument. Premises is too many citizens in too many countries are still unaware Conclusion offers society not further protection but further brutalization. CRT 205
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9 Is the author’s argument valid or invalid, sound or unsound, strong or weak? Explain how you determined this. I think the arguments made in the paper are weak arguments. It is saying that it violates human rights, but we are not out there giving the death penalty to just everyone just to the ones that deserve it. 10 Does the author use moral reasoning? If not, explain how you determined this. The author does use moral reasoning when he says the death penalty is used disproportionately against the poor, the powerless, the marginalized or those who, repressive governments deem it expedient to eliminate. Source 2
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