Create 2 criminal justice scenarios where members take on the roles of others by considering their perspectives, needs, and interests in an effort toward problem-solving, state conclusion
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I think one would be a punishment scenario. We often hear in the news about judges who use a "put yourself in their shoes" idea as a form of rehabilitation. A drunk driver working with MAD, or an embezzler working with the poor, etc.
Of course the second secenario would be the idea that often character witnesses are used in a sentencing hearing to establish sentences. If the family of a victim gets up and states their case (be it for harsher or more leniant punishment, as both do happen) it is an important factor. We are asking the jury to put themselves in the shoes of the victim or their family to make their decision.
The first thing which comes to mind is a case which illustrates a parent causing considerable bodily harm or death of a person who harmed their child. I think that, as a parent, I would do whatever it would take to protect my children. Therefore, a defendant would benefit greatly appealing to my role as a parent if on trial for battery, manslaughter, or murder. The problem solving aspect would come in by me taking into consideration the reason why the attack took place and, in the interest of the defendant, I would suggest their need and interest to protect their child. The conclusion would be that I would, most likely, consider them not guilty of the crimes based upon extreme emotional distress.
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