Below, please find the Midterm Exam which is worth 30% of the overall grade for this course. There are two questions which have been taken from chapters of the textbook covered thus far. Each question should be at least one (1) page in length and in size 12pt font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins. This means your work should be at least 4 pages in length.
1) Will abolishing or limiting the insanity defense have an impact on serious crime? Critically evaluate this question with reference to empirical studies and scholarly literature. (Chapter 8)
2) If bans on guns do not reduce serious crimes, what actions can be taken to improve the safety of communities that suffer the most as a result of gun violence. (Chapter 10)
3) Appraise the effectiveness of the DARE program. Are there other interventions that may work better? (Chapter 13)
4) Is restorative justice possible in the United States? Why or why not? How should it be implemented? (Chapter 14)
Book: Sense and Nonsense about crime, drugs, and communities by Sammuel Walker