Before reading scholarly publications, familiarize yourself with the topic by consulting Reference sources in our online databases.
Once you have done some background reading on the topic, you may want to familiarize yourself with some arguments that are made in support or or in opposition to the use of capital punishment. Consider visiting the following databases and websites and reading viewpoints on the topic.
Consider what questions you are left with and what topics you would like to explore further. Once you have collected a list of keywords from your background reading, you can begin to consult sources that provide more in-depth investigation into your topic. (See "Books, Articles, & More" tab above.)