Unit 5 AS: Gagnon and Morrissey

Find the following cases:

• GAGNON v. SCARPELLI, 411 U.S. 778, 36 L. Ed. 2d 656, 93 S. Ct. 1756 (1973)

• MORRISSEY v. BREWER, 408 U.S. 471, 33 L. Ed. 2d 484, 92 S. Ct. 2593 (1972)

In addition to summarizing the importance of these cases, be sure to discuss, analyze and evaluate the following questions:

1. In your opinion, did the two Courts provide a fair and just resolution to the issues presented? Be specific.

2. In the eyes of society, was the impact of these cases “desirable?” Simply, did society benefit from the “message” that these Courts sent with respect to their findings?

In addition to external research, remember to review the lecture, readings and resources for this unit to help you formulate your responses. Please be sure to fully develop your responses to each question presented. Your position, argument or rationale should never be assumed.