CAFÉ-DÉBAT - mardi 20 mars 2018 - Should the Death Penalty be Banned/Reinstated?
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DATE / LEVELS
- Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018
- Intermediate to Advanced
TIME / VENUE
- From 19h00 to 20h30
- Aix and Marseille
- Susan Chardin (Aix)
- Rod Mella (Marseille)
QUESTIONS FOR DEBATE
Do you think most of the world will oppose the death penalty a decade from now?
Do you think the death penalty is similar to murder?
Does the death penalty stop crime or would murders happen with or without it?
Is all killing wrong or do you believe in ‘an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth’?
Is it OK to have the death penalty if 0.0001% of those sentenced to death are totally innocent?
Is the death penalty useful because it saves taxpayers’ money?
Is the fact that the death penalty provides closure for victims’ families a good reason to use it?
Should individual countries be able to decide whether or not to have the death penalty?
Should the death penalty be banned worldwide?
Should children receive the death penalty?
The death penalty goes against human rights but so does multiple murder. Where do you stand?
Why do you think the USA is so in favor of the death penalty while it also sees itself as a champion of human rights?
abolish (v) / abolition (n)
convict (n) (v) / conviction
deter (v) / deterrent (n)
electrocution (electric chair)
mitigating factors or circumstances
plea (n) / plead (v)
SEARCH THE WEB FOR IDEAS!
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SUGGESTED SEARCH WORDS FOR THIS SUBJECT
costs on states of capital punishment
crimes against humanity
Death Penalty Information Center
execution of juveniles
in favor of capital punishment / death penalty
opposing capital punishment / death penalty
religious views on capital punishment / death penalty
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