Write a 3- to 4-page paper in which you address the following:
*Case* State of Missouri Vs. Reginald Clemons
Summarize the criminal procedures that occurred in this case, from arrest through appeal, if applicable.
Explain the crime the defendant allegedly committed.
What are the elements of that crime? Is there sufficient evidence to believe the defendant guilty of this crime beyond a reasonable doubt?
Identify the legal defenses used in this case. Explain what the defense entails and the effectiveness of the defense.
Describe the sanctions were given in the case?
What were the factors in sentencing? What sentencing goals were met with the sentence?
Explain if the death penalty effective.
Does the amount of time a prisoner spends in death row impact how effective it is?
Explain if the death penalty should be abolished?
Why or why not?