Please read the American Bar Association Code of Judicial Conduct below. Then read articles on the case of Brock Turner.
Using Canons 1-5 of the ABA Code, please submit your reaction paper discussion the pros/cons of this judge actions as it related to the ABA Codes. Please feel free to use any other types of media on this case as reference materials.
The canons are found in the attachment of Code of Judicial Conduct on Page 6.
Brock Turner Sexual Assault Case Name Institution Brock Turner Sexual Assault Case The Brock Turner case forms one of the most heated discussions in the field of criminal law in the recent past. Brock Turner, a 19 year old standout swimmer at Stanford was brought to court on a count of raping an intoxicated woman. During the proceedings of the case, it emerged that there was ample evidence to convict Turner of the accusation. Under the law, such an offense is supposed to carry a minimum of two years sentence. However, the presiding judge sentenced Turner to only six months in prison indicating that an extended sentence would disrupt the athlete’s professional career. This paper examines the judgment given by Aaron Persky was consistent with the Canons of Judicial Ethics that were adopted by the American Bar Association.