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First off, watch the following video:

Jodi Arias Sentencing (Links to an external site.)

Wrongly Convicted on Death Row (Links to an external site.)

Death Row Exonerations (Links to an external site.)

Limitations of DNA Testing (Links to an external site.)

How do you feel about media coverage of capital cases? Does coverage of cases such as the Jodi Arias case make the push for the death penalty more likely and, if so, what does this say about the Constitutional application of the death penalty? Critique the idea that the media presents offenders to viewers who then form opinions on them based on usually nothing but the media outlet they choose to watch and, subsequently, create a public outcry for a death sentence.

Do death row exonerations due to use of modern techniques, such as DNA testing, influence your views on capital punishment? Explain.