Theories of Crime and Punishment

Students examine goals of two major theories of punishment, Utilitarian Theory and Retributive Theory, develop opinions about ethics and effectiveness of both theories, define legal duties of prosecutors and public defenders, and discuss their respective burdens at trial. Students then evaluate different negotiating techniques and identify areas for improvement.

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Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Discussion
Year
2001
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