Explain the significance of the landmark cases Furman v Georgia (1972) and Gregg v Georgia (1976).

Module 10 covers the Eighth Amendment, which includes bail, fines and punishment.

Part 1: Determining Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Explain the significance of the landmark cases Furman v Georgia (1972) and Gregg v Georgia (1976). This may include case briefs for each. Why do you think the issue of capital punishment is so controversial?

Part 2: Juveniles

Explain the Supreme Court’s ruling and rational in Roper v Simmons (2005). Do you agree or disagree?Explain.

Explain the Supreme Court’s ruling and rational in Graham v Florida (2010) regarding juvenile sentencing. (again, this may include a case brief). Do you agree or disagree with this ruling? Explain.

This assignment should be 1 to 2 pages in length. Submit as a word doc

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