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Short answers for three questions:

Page 1 ( Three paragraphs):

Please respond to the following:

Question 1: “The 8th Amendment Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause and Proportionality”

  • Read and analyze the article “Furman’s Resurrection: Proportionality Review and the Supreme Court’s Second Chance to Fulfill Furman’s Promise” located at http://cardozolawreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/SARMA_2009_238.pdf. Support or criticize the author’s position that the use of a meaningful proportionality review of a death penalty case can reduce the risk of an arbitrary death sentence. Justify your position and respond to no less than one of your peers.
  • Review the following scenario: (Note: In your reply response, think like a defense attorney – did the DA make a good proof for their case?)
  • Part 1: X-rated videos are a multibillion-dollar business in the United States, which some argue contributes to increased violence against women and the desensitization of sexual assault crimes. Give your opinion on this issue, and discuss the extent to which you think social media helps to foster this belief. Justify your position.
  • Part 2: Given the proliferation of smartphones and advancements in smartphone technology, “upskirting” has become a crime in some states. Explain this crime, determine whether your state recognizes it as a crime, and explain how it is related to an invasion of privacy. Justify your position.

Page 2 (Three paragraphs)

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Question 2: “Assault, Battery, or Neither”

oVera Victim is walking to towards her car in the shopping mall parking lot when a man suddenly jumps in front of her, points a knife in her face, and demands her purse. Attacker strikes Vera and rips the handle of her purse. Fortunately, Vera took self-defense class and hits Attacker with her knee and fists, keeps her purse, and runs to safety.

oYou are an assistant DA, so determine how you would charge attacker in the jurisdiction in which the crime has occurred (that’s your own state, so check your state’s statutes.) Should attacker’s actions be charged as assault, battery, both, neither? Justify your response – using the facts from the scenario, prove each element of the statute you chose to charge attacker with. Use the Internet or Strayer databases to research assault, battery, and crimes against persons.

Page 3 (Three Paragraphs)

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Question 3: X-rated videos and Upskirting! (Note: This question has 2 parts.)

  • Part 1: X-rated videos are a multibillion-dollar business in the United States, which some argue contributes to increased violence against women and the desensitization of sexual assault crimes. Give your opinion on this issue, and discuss the extent to which you think social media helps to foster this belief. Justify your position.
  • Part 2: Given the proliferation of smartphones and advancements in smartphone technology, “upskirting” has become a crime in some states. Explain this crime, determine whether your state recognizes it as a crime, and explain how it is related to an invasion of privacy. Justify your position.

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