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Forensic Assessment in Death Penalty Cases

description of two issues and/or factors that add to the complexity of conducting forensic assessments in capital sentencing cases. Explain what makes them complex factors or issues, using specific examples. Be sure to provide information concerning both sides of the issues you describe.

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. I hope this solution gets to you in time. In this particular task you are being asked to reflect on 2 issues related to capital punishment. The topic is complex but providing a position that is easy to exemplify would be best. So make it simple and straightforward. I suggest using this simple outline:

1. On Forensic Psychology & Death Penalty - 100 words
2. Issue 1 - 100 words
3. Issue 2 - 100 words
4. Exemplification - 100 words

This outline should yield around 400 words which should cover what you need. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. The information below has been derived from the resources listed which you can further explore. All the best with your studies!

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Forensic Psychology & Death Penalty

Capital punishment - the legal decision of putting a criminal to death to pay for his crimes has always been controversial. It is according to Weiner, Freedheim & Goldstein (2003), it is "unlike any other form of ultimate, irrevocable sanction." As such the Supreme Court has decreed that it has to be the last and final decision following a set of very specific guidelines for the purpose of avoiding capricious judgments of judge and jury. With the US ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in the topic of capital punishment and forensic psychology practice. 647 words with resources listed for further exploration of the topic.