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Driving home from his high school graduation party, 18-year-old Rick has had too much to drink. As he crosses the dividing line on the two-lane road, the driver of the oncoming car-a young mother with two young children in the backseat-swerves to avoid the accident. She hits a concrete wall and dies instantly, but her children survive. Rick survives. He has no previous record of drunk driving.
1. If you were on the jury, would you find him guilty of manslaughter http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/appndxa/penalco/penco191_5.htm ? Why? Why not?
2. Should he
A. go to prison, which is designed for long-term confinement of more than one year, or
B. go to jail, which is a facility that houses people who are given short sentences, generally one year or less, or
C. only be required to complete Community Service?
Why? Why not?
3. How would you feel if you were the victim’s husband? Why?
4. How would you feel if you were Rick’s friend? Why?