QUESTION 1: Discussion
Is there a difference between being found not guilty and innocent? Why is there no option for a jury to find a person innocent?
QUESTION 2: Reaction Paper
Reaction papers are a critical component of the conversation that will take place in this course. There will be a total of five different reaction papers throughout the course. Each of the five reaction papers will be approximately two pages in length. The text will be double-spaced and formatted using APA format. Students should clearly identify their topic and present their personal viewpoint or perspective; however, students must also present a factual basis for that viewpoint (as opposed to an opinion paper). All references supporting the factual basis must be properly cited to the original sources in accordance with APA guidelines.
Please choose from the following topics as the general subject of your paper:
Presumption of innocence
Ex post facto laws
Right to a jury trial
While you are primarily addressing the topic selected, you may want to discuss or expand on a topic presented in the textbook, a case dealing with the subject, or a current event from the news or Internet, and present your viewpoint or perspective on that item as it relates to the issue present in your chosen topic.
QUESTION 3: Case Brief – Strict Liability
You are to brief the following case:
U.S. v. Thompson, 25 F.3d 1558 (11th Cir. 1994)