Criminal Procedure Variation
· Locate a state that has a variance in their procedures for the same crime.
· In a response describe the similarities and differences between the procedures of the same crime within the two states.
· Use APA formatting guidelines to reference sources.
Let's go with capital offenses in Tennessee and Rhone Island.
For murder and other heinous crimes, Tennessee has the death penalty, whereas Rhode Island does not, but instead chosen life sentences (with or without parole). The region of RI is Northeast. When a person has been convicted on a capital offense, they are put on death row in Tennessee to await execution. However, in RI, the convicted felon is imprisoned. There have been no executions in RI since 1976; and only 56 before 1976. There are currently zero people on death row in RI. In RI, the murder rate (per 100,000) is ...
Through discussion and example, this solution provides assistance in researching Tennessee's criminal procedures and a crime to review. It then locates a state that has a variance in their procedures for the same crime, describing the similarities and differences between the procedures of the same crime within the two states. Referenced using APA style.