1) The Barbie and Ken Killers
Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo, Canada’s “Barbie and Ken Killers” are an interesting comparison of sexual offending between co-conspirators. Although the two offended together in the rape and murder of three female victims, including Karla’s 16-year-old sister, Paul was offending on his own, raping a number of other female victims without Karla’s involvement.
Conduct your own research and then answer the following questions:
- Did Homolka deserve the sentence she received? Why or why not?
- What do you think of the disparity in sentencing between Homolka and Bernardo? Did gender have anything to do with it?
- Had the case occurred in the US, do you think the outcome would have been any different? Why or why not?
The essay must be APA format, at least 3 pages in length in actual content, double-spaced, using 12-point font with 1-inch margins and include at least 3 legitimate sources. You can use the ASU Library Database system to search articles/newspaper articles. Wikipedia, blogs, and other nefarious sources of dubious credibility are not acceptable sources