Provide a rationale for your response

  • Chapter 3 of your textbook reviews the two (2) general forms of civil commitment and the requirements for each form. Take a position on whether or not these requirements are objective, and provide a rationale for your response. Next, suggest one (1) additional requirement (not included in the textbook) that would give authorities a more subjective standard to resort to in borderline cases for civil commitment. Justify your response.
  • Choose two (2) out of the three (3) possible outcomes (discussed in Chapter 4 of the textbook) which may occur in cases where the court acquits a defendant by reason of insanity. Next, discuss the value that each selected possible outcome adds to the legal process. Take a position as to whether the added value is worth the cost incurred as a result of the action taken after the defendant’s acquittal. Provide a rationale for your response.