After you read Chapter 6, answer the following questions:
1. Describe the four elements of the defense of duress. Explain how, depending on the requirements of different states, a defendant may or may not be able to use the defense of duress based on these four elements.
2. Explain why voluntary intoxication is no excuse for committing a crime but involuntary intoxication is. Do you agree or disagree?
3. What are the two major approaches to the entrapment defense? Which one do you think is best?
4. What impact did the acquittal of John Hinckley have on the insanity defense in the United States? Be sure to provide examples.
Please discuss these questions and your thoughts within the Discussion link forum prior to submitting your final work. Hit Reply to start a new thread or just reply to another student’s thoughts.
After you discuss the topics among your peers in the discussion forum, and are ready to submit your final responses, go to the Assignments link and upload your final response to Canvas as a Word or PDF document.
You will post two separate documents; the initial post is one document and the two reply posts are a separate document.
The initial post is due on Canvas on Thursday, February 20th at 11:59 p.m. The initial post must be a minimum of 500 words (Approx.1 page) and is worth 20 points.
You must submit 2 reply posts to different students. The 2 reply posts are due on Canvas on Friday, February 21st at 11:59 p.m. Each reply post must be a minimum of 125 words (Approx. ¼ page) and are worth 5 points.