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Aileen's Case Study

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Some people subscribe to the notion of “soft determinism” (William & Arrigo, 2012). This suggests that a person’s choices are determined by both free will and determinism (William & Arrigo, 2012). Many people simply cannot accept that their free will to make choices could be removed completely (William & Arrigo, 2012). They also accept that determinism factors can play a role in the choices people make (William & Arrigo, 2012). In order to determine if Aileen was morally and legally blameworthy, the extent of her life’s influences would have to be considered (William & Arrigo, 2012). I would be less inclined to hold Aileen accountable for things she did as a young juvenile based on her age and the horrific home-life Aileen was subjected
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