• Justifications and Excuses

Analyze the following situations and determine whether the individuals have any excuse or justification for the crimes. If you agree, state the excuse. Explain your reasoning with factual exam


  • Bob and Brandy own a pistol registered in Bob’s name. They keep the pistol in the top drawer of their night stand. One day, their eight-year-old son, Tom, is playing in their room with his friend, Sandy. Tom finds the pistol and accidentally shoots Sandy. Analyze and explain who should be held responsible. Why? Would Tom’s age be a mitigating circumstance? Why or why not?
  • A law enforcement officer is parked close to a local bar. A man comes out of the bar and drives off. The officer follows the vehicle down the road, turns on his lights and sirens indicating that the driver should pull over to the side of the road. The officer then arrests the driver, transports the driver to the police station, performs the breathalyzer test and arrests the driver for driving under the influence. Later that night, the same officer arrests another driver for driving erratically. During questioning, the officer learns that the second driver was at the same bar as the first. Analyze and explain would either driver have any excuse for defense. Why or why not? Explain your answer using examples to support your position.

NO PLAGIARISM. One and half paragraphs for each question

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