Crime and justice in the United States

1. In what ways did the media influence the George Zimmerman- Trayvon Martin case?

2. Do you think the case was handles properly? Why or why not?

3. Which model of criminal justice- the crime control model or the due process- best explains how the case was handles? Defend your answer.

4. Do you think the costs of this case were justified? Why or why not?

5. What crimes and how many crimes did Lanza commit on Dec. 14, 2012? Discuss counting and labeling difficulties.

6. Do you think Lanza acted with mens rea? Why or Why not? (pg.

7. What are some problems with the proposed remedies for crimes similar to the Sandy Hook Elementary School calamity?

8. What influence did the media have in the Lanza case? ( From chapter one) (pg.21)

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