On page 193 of the textbook, the intermediate value theorem is discussed. For the intermediate value theorem why do you think it is necessary for the signs of f(a) and f(b) to be different in order to guarantee there is a zero between a and b. If it is t

On page 193 of the textbook, the intermediate value theorem is discussed. For the intermediate value theorem why do you think it is necessary for the signs of f(a) and f(b) to be different in order to guarantee there is a zero between a and b. If it is t

Decisions on Very Controversial IssuesYou are a judge in the fictitious state of Barbieland. As a judge, you are called on to make decisions on very controversial issues. Based on the laws of Barbieland, juveniles are considered adults at the age of 16. The first controversial issue you must deal with is a convicted juvenile sex offender. In your state, juveniles can be sentenced to death for sexually based offenses. Shortly after his conviction, the Supreme Court ruled in , to abolish the death penalty for offenders less than 18 years of age.If you agree with the decision or if you support the dissenters, Justices O’Connor and Scalia, respectively, then explain your reasons for the same.To view the Roper v. Simmons case, please complete a “key word” search using the search engine of your choice for: .The death penalty has now been abolished and the offender’s sentence has been commuted to a ten year sentence in prison with the possibility of early release if he completes all mandated requirements including a sexual rehabilitation program to prevent further sexual aggression.Support your discussion with analysis of recidivism rates, imposed deterrence, and other trends related to sex offenders.The convicted felon has been serving his sentence in a private prison. Since 1980 private prisons have been in place. One of the major benefits of private prisons was they could operate more efficiently for less money and lessen the financial burdens on taxpayers. Many people objected to privatizing corrections because this raised ethical issues such as the issue that “Profit Motives” of the industry may hinder quality services to the inmates.For more information on private prisons, please visit the following websites:


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