Posted: May 18, 2007
Capital Punishment in Context is an innovative approach to teaching research skills and critical thinking, using real death penalty cases to stimulate broader exploration and discussion of topics in a variety of college courses. This dynamic new curriculum is designed to open a path to the criminal justice system and build upon students' intrinsic interest in the death penalty.
Capital Punishment in Context uses interactive, real-life content from existing cases to encourage research on complex criminal justice issues. The unique components of the curriculum include:
- Video interviews with key individuals in the case, such as attorneys, jurors and witnesses
- Original policy reports from investigations
- Transcripts of witness testimony
- Links to additional source materials
Start using Capital Punishment in Context today in your courses today. Registration is easy and there is no charge. Log-on today.
DPIC has prepared a full-color brochure for teachers and schools considering the use of the curriculum. If you would like multiple copies of this free brochure for distribution to educators in your area, contact DPIC.
Capital Punishment in Context was developed by the Death Penalty Information Center in conjunction with the Education Development Center. Numerous experts in the fields of education and criminal justice assisted with its preparation. The Education Development Center is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing learning and fostering a deeper understanding of the world. For more information, please contact us.
Capital Punishment in Context is:
- Easy to Use: Online format allows professors to integrate resources into course materials with ease
- Reliable: Resources, case materials and content from real cases
- Free and Flexible: One-time registration provides access to all curriculum content and supplemental materials
- Embedded with added
resources for instructors, including:
- Teaching notes
- Sample syllabi
- Issues Resource Guide
- Information on how other instructors are using Capital
Punishment in Context
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