The Death Penalty
The death penalty has been and will be a controversial topic for America. As we can see in Figure 20.4 Americans still favor the death penalty by a solid majority.
Search the Gale Criminal Justice Collection and find at least two articles – one in favor of, and the other opposed to the death penalty.
What are the arguments for both sides? What will be required to induce a significant change in public opinion?
Transfer of Juveniles to Adult Court
Discuss whether or not juveniles should be transferred to adult court for certain crimes. Explain your reasoning. What crimes should be included? What should be the minimum age for transfer?