week 10 assignment 14

Assignment 2: Constitutional Rights

Due Week 10 and worth 150 points

The constitutional rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights are most highly protected during the trial stage of a criminal proceeding. This is when the adversarial process, which characterizes the U.S. criminal justice process, is at its peak. Use the Strayer Online Library (https://research.strayer.edu) to research, identify, and discuss a criminal case from within the last three years. Analyze and evaluate the steps which brought the individual to trial beginning with the arrest phase of the process.

Write a 4- to 6-page paper in which you:

  1. Summarize the events leading up to the arrest and identify and discuss the four elements of the arrest related to this case.
  2. Identify the four requirements for search and seizure with a warrant and describe how the search and seizure process was carried out for this case.
  3. Explain the various aspects of the plain view doctrine and describe how this is relevant to this case.
  4. Compare and contrast the various means of identifying suspects and describe the process used in this case.
  5. Summarize the basic constitutional rights of the accused during trial.
  6. Use at least five quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • This course requires use of new Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow SWS or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Critically debate the constitutional safeguards of key amendments with specific attention to the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments.
  • Explain and debate fundamental Supreme Court cases associated with criminal procedure.
  • Define and describe Constitutional laws and associated court procedures.
  • Explain and debate fundamental Supreme Court cases associated with criminal procedure.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric

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10 hours

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Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 150

Assignment 2: Constitutional Rights

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Summarize the events leading up to the arrest and identify and discuss the four elements of the arrest related to this case.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely summarized the events leading up to the arrest. Did not submit or incompletely identified and discussed the four elements of the arrest related to this case.

Insufficiently summarized the events leading up to the arrest. Insufficiently identified and discussed the four elements of the arrest related to this case.

Partially summarized the events leading up to the arrest. Partially identified and discussed the four elements of the arrest related to this case.

Satisfactorily summarized the events leading up to the arrest. Satisfactorily identified and discussed the four elements of the arrest related to this case.

Thoroughly summarized the events leading up to the arrest. Thoroughly identified and discussed the four elements of the arrest related to this case.

2. Identify the four requirements for search and seizure with a warrant and describe how the search and seizure process was carried out for this case.
Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely identified the four requirements for search and seizure with a warrant and described how the search and seizure process was carried out for this case.

Insufficiently identified the four requirements for search and seizure with a warrant and described how the search and seizure process was carried out for this case.

Partially identified the four requirements for search and seizure with a warrant and described how the search and seizure process was carried out for this case.

Satisfactorily identified the four requirements for search and seizure with a warrant and described how the search and seizure process was carried out for this case.

Thoroughly identified the four requirements for search and seizure with a warrant and described how the search and seizure process was carried out for this case.

3. Explain the various aspects of the plain view doctrine and describe how this is relevant to this case.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or explained the various aspects of the plain view doctrine and describe how this is relevant to this case.

Insufficiently explained the various aspects of the plain view doctrine and describe how this is relevant to this case.

Partially explained the various aspects of the plain view doctrine and describe how this is relevant to this case.

Satisfactorily explained the various aspects of the plain view doctrine and describe how this is relevant to this case.

Thoroughly explained the various aspects of the plain view doctrine and describe how this is relevant to this case.

4. Compare and contrast the various means of identifying suspects and describe the process used in this case.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely compared and contrasted the various means of identifying suspects. Did not submit or incompletely described the process used in this case.

Insufficiently compared and contrasted the various means of identifying suspects. Insufficiently described the process used in this case.

Partially compared and contrasted the various means of identifying suspects. Partially described the process used in this case.

Satisfactorily compared and contrasted the various means of identifying suspects. Satisfactorily described the process used in this case.

Thoroughly compared and contrasted the various means of identifying suspects. Thoroughly described the process used in this case.

5. Summarize the basic constitutional rights of the accused during trial.

Weight:15%

Did not submit or incompletely summarized the basic constitutional rights of the accused during trial.

Insufficiently summarized the basic constitutional rights of the accused during trial.

Partially summarized the basic constitutional rights of the accused during trial.

Satisfactorily summarized the basic constitutional rights of the accused during trial.

Thoroughly summarized the basic constitutional rights of the accused during trial.

6. Cite five references.

Weight: 5%

No references provided.

Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.

Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

7. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present.

7-8 errors present.

5-6 errors present.

3-4 errors present.

0-2 errors present.

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