Chapter 4 considers a variety of arguments and rationales that would justify, excuse, mitigate, or explain the behavior of an accused such as to excuse criminal liability for an act alleged.
In APA format, please submit an answer to this one question after reading the Case of the Speluncean Explorers (found at these links, all providing identical copies of the material:
Assignment: You are stepping into the role as a Supreme Court Justice and joining (or rejecting) the majority decision. Specifically, you are writing “You are the newest Justice of the Supreme Court of Newgarth. Write an opinion expressing your ruling.” You are welcome to accept or reject any defense raised in this chapter and should explain why any defense that could be argued applies or does not apply.
No citations or references are needed IF you use only the materials from the text. Use of any materials outside the text or class discussions will require citations and references. Your submission, otherwise in APA format, should be a minimum of three pages of text plus a cover page.