If I am an expert in the field of criminal justice and the local Chief of Police, Prosecuting Attorney and/or Correctional Director have hired me to consult with them. How would I go about / start in writing content and an assessment of the past history and present circumstances of issues on the death penalty. Including predictions and recommendations of how this issue should be addressed by the police and prosecutor in the future.
Interesting topic! Let's take a closer look at the two questions. I located two excellent resources for you to consider, which this response is drawn and makes reference to. The resources also has some graphs that you might want to consider for your report.
1. How would I go about / start in writing content and an assessment of the past history and present circumstances of issues on the death penalty.
Perhaps the best way to present the past history is on chronological order including a graph for easy visual view. The following history (which is the outline for the two resources attached, so you can use the content for the sections that you decide to include in your report):
History of the Death Penalty
? Introduction to the Death Penalty
o Early Death Penalty Laws
o The Death Penalty in America
? The Abolitionist Movement
o Colonial Times
o Nineteenth Century
o Early and Mid-Twentieth Century
? Constitutionality of the Death Penalty in America
o Challenging the Death ...
In reference to the case scenario, this solution discusses the history of the death penalty (e.g., laws, etc.), as well as the world trends concerning the death penalty debate. Supplemented with two articles, one on the history of the death penalty and the other on the limitations of the death penalty.