President and COO, Champion, Inc.
Iron Mountain, MI
LSSU Business, Economics, and Legal Studies Distinguished Alumni '07
Former LSSU Board Trustee
Capital punishment has been a hotly contested issue in the United States
throughout its history. Private citizens as well as legislators have long
argued the nature of justice and a society's justification in requiring
human beings to forfiet their lives for having committed certain types of
crimes. This open-ended program dramatizes the circumstances of a murder
for hire and the subsequent trial of the alleged murderer. During this
trial, the opposing attorneys debate the imposition of the death penalty
from three perspectives: its usefulness as a deterrent, its justification
as retribution, and its interpretation as cruel and unusual punishment as
characterized in the 8th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.