• Know the primary reason why the United States retains the death penalty
  • Recognize the advantages/disadvantages to the states without a death penalty provided by the federal death penalty
  • Identify the features of each country represented that leads to their high execution rates
  • Recognize the importance of an independent judiciary to a country’s respect for human rights
  • Know why the rule of law is such an important foundation for justice
  • Understand the political nature of the death penalty in the countries represented
  • Know why the death penalty in some Islamic countries cannot be appealed by anyone
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