FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT, YOU WILL NEED TO LOG INTO MY CAPELLA ACCOUNT TO LAUNCH THE INTERACTIVE MODULE THAT THIS ASSIGNMENT IS BASED OFF OF. IT IS IN MY CRIMINAL JUSTICE COURSEROOM UNDER WEEK 4. MY LOGIN INFO IS AS FOLLOWS: campus.capella.edu, amandell, pw: NC198585!
WILL ALSO ATTACH SCORING GUIDE
View The Court System – Evidence and Procedure in preparation for the assignment in this unit.
This is a media simulation that includes all of the players from the criminal justice system from the time the crime is committed through the trial. You will need to study the case presented, because your assignment is to decide the verdict and write about the arguments and evidence that supports your decision. You can listen to the narration of each character, or there is a transcript for you to download and read.
Assignment Overview
Shows such as Law and Order SVU have glorified the roles of prosecuting and defending attorneys, the judge, the bailiff, and the jury, and the popularity of these types of shows have brought these courtroom participants into the living rooms of everyday Americans on a weekly or even daily basis. All these roles are links in the chain to make the whole system function smoothly. Have you ever thought about what it would be like to be a professional courtroom participant?
Write Your Paper
Interact with The Court System – Evidence and Procedure activity to see how a criminal trial proceeds. Listen to several different people in the courtroom, and notice the different roles they play.
Review the evidence and think about a verdict.
Be sure to read your scoring guide and address all criteria.
Analyze and describe one potential issue (not shown in the simulation) that could surface at any stage of the trial process (arraignment through verdict) that would impact a case.
Describe evidentiary rules, constitutional issues, and/or possible errors that may have potential case impact in the context of the simulation.
Reasonable doubt.
Admissibility of certain evidence.
Impact of Miranda.
Describe how each issue above may play a role in helping you (and the jury) reach a verdict.
Determine the verdict based on the evidence in this case and explain your rationale for selecting that verdict.
Academic Requirements
Your paper should meet the following requirements:
Written communication: Must be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
Resources and citations: You need to get accustomed to citing your resources/references in APA format in the body of the paper and on a reference page at the end. In this beginning level course, there is no penalty if the format is not correct. It is okay to practice and make your mistakes now. Learn from them because you will be graded lower in higher level courses for the same kinds of mistakes.
Length of paper: 3–5 typed, double-spaced pages, not including the title page or the references page.
References: A minimum of two references.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.