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Introduction to Courts
1. Case Summary:
Use your text and the internet to research the case of Payne v. Tennessee. In a narrative format of 500 or more words, outline the case. Give the facts, issue, and court holding.
2. Case Analysis 1:
In a minimum of 200 words, discuss and explain mitigating evidence, including why it is used during the sentencing of a defendant.
3. Case Analysis 2:
In a minimum of 200 words, discuss and explain victim impact statements, including how they impacted the result in the Payne case.
4. Executive Decisions:
If you were a prosecutor, discuss whether or not you would use victim impact statements in every sentencing hearing where there was a victim. Include in your discussion occasions where a victim impact statement might hurt your efforts. Minimum 200 words.