Defense Justification And Excuse

Choose one of the following two assignments to complete. Do not do both assignments. Identify your assignment choice in the title of your submission.

Option #1: Honor Killings and Cultural Defenses

1. Research a case where an honor killing was argued as a cultural defense. Explain the facts of the case and the result. Then, argue whether you think a cultural defense should be permitted as a valid defense in the United States.

2. Be sure to provide at least two (2) arguments in support of or against the use of a cultural defense.

3. Finally, identify another country’s approach to cultural defenses to crimes and assess the strengths and weaknesses in its approach.

· Your paper should be 3-5 pages in length and conform to the writing standards

· Include at least three scholarly references in addition to the course textbook.

·  Please review the Critical Thinking grading rubric in this week’s folder prior to beginning.

Option #2: Infanticide and Postpartum Psychosis Defense

1. Research a case where postpartum psychosis was argued as a defense to infanticide.

2. Explain the facts of the case and the result. Then, argue whether you think this diagnosis should be permitted as a defense to infanticide in the United states.

3. Be sure to provide at least two (2) arguments in support of or against its use.

4. Finally, identify another country’s approach to postpartum psychosis as a defense to infanticide and assess the strengths and weaknesses in its approach.

· Your paper should be 3-5 pages in length and conform to the writing standards

· Include at least three scholarly references in addition to the course textbook.

· Please review the Critical Thinking grading rubric in the Module 5 folder prior to beginning.