Click here to download a comprehensive version of the scenario. Respond to each of the questions below from the perspective of (1) the police, (2) the courts, and (3) corrections. Be sure to elaborate on the legal aspects of your response, give definitions where appropriate, and predict any future outcomes. Discuss the following:
- How would using discretion in getting consent to search the house versus an actual search warrant change the scenario?
- How could the state’s attorney have used discretion in charging the two suspects?
- Would the state’s attorney be better off using discretion as leverage against the suspect that was only the getaway driver?
- How would the state’s attorney decision not to seek the death penalty change this case?