Ethical Issues in the Legal System


Topic #1

The U.S. Supreme Court considered the question of whether juveniles should be eligible for sentences of life without parole in Sullivan v. Florida and Graham v. Florida. What are psychological and ethical reasons for treating juveniles differently than adults when it comes to the death penalty or a sentence of life without parole? Do you agree that juveniles should not be eligible for the death penalty or life sentences? Explain why or why not. 150 words


Topic #2

There has been a shift in how we handle those individuals who have committed crimes associated with identified issues. Some of these are Drug Court, Homelessness Court, and Mental Health Court. Please describe what happens when one is diverted to a mental health court as well as whether you think this is appropriate and effective. 100 words


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