In this assignment, you need to go to your state statutes(ILLINOIS) and locate at least six listed defenses and excuses. Provide a complete paragraph on each of the listed defenses and excuses explaining what is required in your state to justify a crime. Remember that a complete paragraph is a minimum of three complete sentences.
Keeping in mind the above scenario, analyze the following:
- Provide evidence on how successful using any of these defenses or excuses would be and if using them will prevent the accused from going to jail or prison.
After completing the first part of the paper, in two complete paragraphs discuss how these excuses or defenses affect victims in a particular situation.
Compile your summary report, including all information researched, and prepare a submission paper in accordance with the following guidelines:
- This paper is to be in APA format with a cover sheet and reference page at the end.
- The length of the paper is to be a minimum of three pages and no more than five pages. This length does not include your cover or reference sheets.
- Remember that APA font is Times New Roman, font size 12.