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Corker V. Georgia Case Summary

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In the case of Corker v. Georgia, 433 U.S. 584, (1977)., we see that there are questions asked and answered concerning the sentencing of sexual offenders that have been found guilty of their criminal charges (Brody and Acker, 2010). In this case, we see that United States Supreme Court examined the use of the utilization of the death sentence in non-capital murder cases that involved brutal rapes that have a history of felony criminal convictions. These questions that are raised by Corker v. Georgia to the Supreme Court what is the degree of violence and the history of the offender justify the death sentence, does the 8th Amendment provide protection to those that have committed criminal activity but did not commit the crime of murder during their offence, and what would be a just sentence for those that have a violent felony history that commit the criminal act of rape of an adult (Brody and Acker, 2010). In the case of Corker v. Georgia, we see that Corker escaped from a correctional facility in Waycross, Ga in September of in1974 where he then found and entered the home of the Carvers (Brody and Acker, 2010). While at the home of the Carvers Mr. Corker…show more content…
In this case, we see that the Supreme Court looked at the offender’s criminal conviction of rape and the sentence of death for the offender’s punishment (Brody and Acker, 2010). The court also looked at the sentences of other similar cases from across the country to determine any precedents that have been set in other cases. The court also evaluated the framing of the death sentence in other states across the country as they related to the use of the death for that of rape of an adult (Brody and Acker,
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