CASE STUDY 2 – HUMAN DIGNITY AND CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

CASE STUDY 2 – HUMAN DIGNITY AND CAPITAL PUNISHMENTChoose one case study from those presented.
Explain why you believe this to be an issue where human dignity is a critical factor.
Analyse at least two perspectives on this particular case. The following questions should act as a guide in your analysis.
1. What understanding of the concept of human dignity appears to be at work in each perspective
2. What are the social attitudes, norms, or circumstances that may have influenced each perspective To what extent do these social attitudes, norms, or circumstances impact on the understanding of human dignity in each perspective
3. How does each perspective justify particular actions or choices with reference to human dignity
4. In this unit, we have considered human dignity and the human person as multidimensional. If you consider in isolation the argument of each perspective in turn, what aspects of human dignity could be jeopardised by any actions arising from those perspectives