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Violent risk assessment and mitigation when conducting forensic assessment of capital sentencing cases

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Provide two issues and/or factors that add to the complexity of conducting forensic assessments in capital sentencing cases. The solution demonstrates cause/affect situations for individuals facing the death sentence.

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1. Moral culpability - according to Cunningham (2006) we are the result of our socialization, our genetic background, our environment. In some people, because of the summative impact of all these (I.e. a child growing up in an abusive home that encourage violence and criminal thinking), it can be argued that the moral culpability of the individual diminishes. Thus, is it right to choose capital punishment if the individual in question psychologically and sociologically had no other outcome but towards acts ...

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The expert provides two main issues that affect the complexity of conducting forensic assessments in regard to capital sentencing cases. The solution demonstrates cause/affect situations for individuals facing the death sentence. Solution also includes many references for further learning.

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