Leopold and Loeb

Leopold and Loeb In the closing arguments of the famous œLeopold and Loeb case, Clarence Darrow suggests that his clients should not be held responsible for their actions. On the contrary, he argues, œIf there is responsibility anywhere, it is back of [them]; somewhere in the infinite number of [their] ancestors, or in [their] surroundings, or in both. Discuss arguments in favor of Darrow’s conclusion as well as against it, and develop your own position on the issue. Your paper should address the following questions: -What arguments have we seen that agree with Darrow’s conclusion? -What arguments have we seen that oppose it? -What is your view on the matter? Do you think that Leopold and Loeb should be considered responsible for their behavior or not? Why?

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