CRJ306 Week 5 Discussion (dq1+dq2)
CRJ306 Week 5 Discussion
Which amendment to the Constitution prohibits double jeopardy? Can someone be convicted for multiple crimes for one act? How can a person be charged with multiple crimes through the legal concept of “lesser included offenses”? How do lesser included offenses not violate double jeopardy protection? Focus upon the material elements of crimes and how they can vary to allow for multiple prosecutions for the same acts or similar offenses. Provide examples to support your answer.
The trend in the United States is toward mandatory sentencing for most criminal offenses. Include the following in your initial post:
- Define mandatory sentencing.
- Discuss the pros and cons of mandatory sentencing.
- Provide your opinion of whether or not you agree with mandatory sentencing provisions.
- Examine whether or not courts should view each case based on its own facts, or whether or not equaljustice can only be achieved through mandatory minimum sentencing.