Law and the legal system
The insanity defense has created considerable controversy, in part because the public sees its use as a means to avoid criminal liability for some offenders who may not be insane.
?Write an essay addressing whether the insanity defense should be dropped as a defense to criminal responsibility, and what alternatives you recommend as an alternative to or in support of retaining the defense?
Your completed assignment should be 2 page(s) in length. One to two peer-reviewed journal articles are required.
THIS IS A SEPERATE PAPER AND SHOULD BE 1 PAGE OR LESS! ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS
Traditionally, our criminal justice system has required a unanimous verdict for guilty or not guilty for all criminal trials. Some jurisdictions allow for less than unanimous verdicts (Oregon, Louisiana).
?Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of allowing less than unanimous verdicts.
?In your opinion, should other states adopt a less than unanimous verdict for criminal cases?
Please provide at least one reference.
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