Persuasive Speech Outline

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Persuasive Speech
Strategy
Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience that Capital Punishment does not deter crime and that it should be abolished. Central Idea: Homicide rates are lower in non-death penalty states when compared to states with the death penalty. Main Points: I. The death penalty has no deterrent effect.

II. The costs of administrating capital punishment are prohibitive. III. States with the death penalty have higher murder rates than those without it.

Question of Policy: Should the Death Penalty be abolished?
Attention Getter: Attention Getter: Is it moral? Is it an efficient deterrent to crime? Is it allowable under the U.S constitution? These are questions one should ask when thinking about the effectiveness of the Death Penalty. Concluding Sentence: Now ask yourself, is the death penalty really an efficient deterrent to crime? If not, then Capital Punishment serves no purpose because there are no practical benefits to weigh its social costs.

Introduction
I. Attention Getter: Is it moral? Is it an efficient deterrent to crime? Is it allowable under the U.S constitution? These are questions one should ask when thinking about the effectiveness of the Death Penalty. A. Well did you guys know that homicide rates have been proven to be higher in states that have the Death Penalty compared to those without it? II. Reveal Topic: If you haven’t figured out by now, the subject in which I’m speaking about today is my take on whether or not Capital Punishment should be abolished. III. Relate subject to audience: How would you guys feel if one of your love one’s were put on death row for a crime didn’t do? IV: Central Idea: Homicide rates are lower in non-death penalty states when compared to states with the death penalty V. Credibility Statement: I’ve been doing many research projects on this particular topic, over the past few years, and I came to a conclusion that the point I’m trying to make is accurate....
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