Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Classics, Philosophy, and Religion
Department Chair or Program Director
Major or Concentration
Philosophy (Pre-Law Concentration)
My thesis is an argument against the death penalty. Given that public support for the death penalty in America is at a half-century low (according to the Pew Research Center), the timing could not be more appropriate to examine the death penalty. This research project had a two-step approach: first, ethical theory-based arguments for and against the death penalty were examined. Following that ethical theory-based examination, real-world statistics were applied to these theories to test where they stand in modern society. The findings contained in this research project point to a clear reality that the death penalty in America is simply non-defendable by most accounts.
Jessup, Charles, "Against the Death Penalty" (2022). Student Research Submissions. 500.