Ap 6 - Nathaniel Hilbert Legal 250 Hilbink Crime and Punishment What is true 1 Marin Erdmann's presence in the courtroom may actually diminish the

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Nathaniel Hilbert Legal 250 Hilbink Crime and Punishment: What is true? 1. Marin Erdmann’s presence in the courtroom may actually diminish the chance that justice is served. Perhaps the best example of this is when he says, “I always get away with murder.” The man seems to be absolutely cold. He says he doesn’t care about the moral repercussions of what he does as part of his job. He rationalizes this by claiming that he’s simply doing his job and compares himself to a doctor who offers medical care to any patient, regardless of what horrible acts a patient has committed. I’m not sure this claim is exactly true. I think that people would have slightly more of a problem with the man who represents a criminal like Hitler in court than someone who merely performs a medical procedure to save his life. Despite this, Erdmann’s claim certainly holds water in that he could well be saving a person’s life, possibly faster and in more dramatic fashion than a doctor would. As Harry Subin explains in his piece on the different role of the criminal defense
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course POLISCI 101 taught by Professor Laraja during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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