Scenarios for Justice

Content warning: This lesson makes reference to violent crime.

Select one of the following three scenarios in which justice is required.


Discussion

  • How do you proceed in deciding the guilt or innocence of the alleged perpetrator?
  • Who is responsible for making such a decision?
  • How will you agree on verdict and punishment?
  • Why (if at all) do you feel the crime should be investigated and tried?

Discussion

If the accused is found guilty, what steps do you think should be taken next? How will you decide? Consider the options below.

PunishmentFurther thinking
ExileHow will you prevent them returning?
ExecutionWho will perform the execution and how?
Lifetime imprisonmentWhere will you imprison them and how will you keep them imprisoned?
Temporary imprisonmentWhere will you imprison them and how will you keep them imprisoned?
Other punishment, eg. removal of rights within the communityWhat punishment do you consider appropriate and feasible?
NothingHow will you prevent such a crime occurring again (if you consider it necessary)?

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