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