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CRIMINAL LAW

 

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CJA 305 Week 1 Criminal Law Paper
Locate a recent criminal Supreme Court case you find interesting.

Provide a brief summary and properly cite the case.

Write a 700- to 1,400-word paper in which you answer the following questions:

What interested you about this case?
What are the sources, purposes, and jurisdictions of the criminal law related to this case?
What is accomplice liability and criminal liability? How does it relate to the case?
What is the difference between the various elements of crime, including actus reus, mens rea, and concurrence? How do they relate to the case?
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 
 

CJA 305 Week 2 Criminal Defense Case Analysis
Locate two cases that discuss various types of criminal defenses.

Receive facilitator approval of each case.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word case analysis in which you identify and examine the types of criminal defenses that were used. Include the following:

Explain the nature and types of defenses used in the cases and what evidence was used to demonstrate the defense.
Describe how justification and excuse play a role in the cases.
Describe the outcome of each case.
Format your case analysis consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

CJA 305 Week 2 Week Two Worksheet
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Week Two Worksheet.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Week Two Worksheet

 

Part I: Case Review

 

Review the cases below by going to the “Detailed Contents” section of the Contemporary Criminal Law textbook. After reviewing the case, select the defense that was represented in the case from the following list:

 

necessity
self-defense
defense of others
defense of home and property
resisting unlawful arrest
consent
duress
intoxication
mistake
age or infancy defense
entrapment
syndrome-based defenses
insanity defense
 
 
 

1.     Case 1: State v. Dejarlais

State v. Dejarlais section in Ch. 8 of Contemporary Criminal Law

Defense used:

 

2.     Case 2: Lopez v. State

Lopez v. State section in Ch. 9 of Contemporary Criminal Law

Defense used:

 

3.     Case 3: People v. Ceballos

People v. Ceballos section in Ch. 8 of Contemporary Criminal Law

Defense used:

 

4.     Case 3: Brazill v. State

Brazill v. State section in Ch. 9 of Contemporary Criminal Law

Defense used:

 

Part II: Short Answer

 

Answer, in a minimum of 50 words, each of the following questions:

 

1.     What is the adversarial system?

 

2.     Define inchoate offenses. Provide an example of an inchoate offense.

 

3.     Using Contemporary Criminal Law and Criminal Law Today, list the identified steps to brief a case. Why is it important to follow these steps?

4.     Using the Appendix from Ch. 1 of Contemporary Criminal Law as a resource, explain the citations for each of the following cases:

a.     George T. v. California section in Ch. 2 of Contemporary Criminal Law

 

b.     Lawrence v. Texas section in Ch. 2 of Contemporary Criminal Law

 

c.     Roper v. Simmons section in Ch. 3 of Contemporary Criminal Law

 

d.     People v. Kellogg section in Ch. 4 of Contemporary Criminal Law

 

CJA 305 Week 2 Insanity Defense Paper
Resource: University of Phoenix Material: State v. Stu Dents

Discuss the case as if you are part of the defense team in State v. Stu Dents and the defendant wants to plead insanity.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you answer the following questions as a team:

Does your team feel this defendant is competent to stand trial? Why or why not?
What is required in your state for an insanity defense?
What steps must be taken to prove insanity?
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

CJA 305 Week 3 Personal Crimes Analysis
Choose from the following options:

Option 1: Personal Crimes Analysis Presentation
Option 2: Personal Crimes Analysis Matrix
Option 3: Personal Crimes Analysis Posterboard
Read the instructions in the University of Phoenix Material: Personal Crimes Analysis located on the student website and select one of the following options to complete the assignment.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

CJA 305 Week 3 Week Three Worksheet
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Week Three Worksheet.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Week Three Worksheet

 

Match the items in the Case Summary column to the Options in the right column by entering the correct corresponding alphabetical letter next to the numbers in the first column. Not all options will be used.

 

 
 
Case Summary
 
Options
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.        
 
Shaun is driving home at night from work on a six-lane road, under the speed limit. There are no streetlights. A man is crossing the middle of the street, and Shaun does not see him. Shaun hits the man and kills him.
A.    Murder

B.    Voluntary manslaughter

C.    Involuntary manslaughter

D.    Justifiable homicide

E.    Excusable homicide

F.     Statutory rape

G.    Malice aforethought

H.    Necessity

I.      Felony murder

J.     Suicide

K.    Second-degree murder

L.     Renunciation

M.   Corpus delicti
 
 
 
 
 
2.      
 
Ruth’s friend Mary asks her to drive her to a convenience store and wait for her. While Ruth waits in the car, Mary shoots and kills the clerk, and robs the store. Mary gets in the car and Ruth drives away.
 
 
 
 
 
3.      
 
Lisa comes home early from work and finds her husband in bed with her best friend. Lisa grabs a handgun and shoots her friend in the head.
 
 
 
 
 
4.      
 
Zachary suggested playing Russian roulette with his friend Gary, because he had a handgun and only three bullets. Gary shoots himself in the head and dies.
 
 
 
 
 
5.      
 
Officer Chan is a city police officer who pulled over a speeding car. Upon asking for license and registration, the driver grabbed a gun out of the glove box and began to turn toward the officer. Officer Chan shot and killed the driver.
 
 
 
 
 
6.      
 
Ben and Heather have a suicide pact, because their families are preventing them from having a relationship. Ben drives his car, with Heather in the passenger seat, off the cliff. Heather lives and Ben dies.
 
 
 
 
 
7.      
 
After a fight with his wife, Tom buys a shovel and rope. He tells his wife he wants to drive into the desert to look at the stars. While in the desert, Tom chokes his wife. He digs a hole and buries her in the hole.
 
 
 
 
 
8.      
 
Andrew abuses his son, Joe, which was noted by Joe’s teachers. Andrew gets extremely drunk one day and beats Joe again. After 3 days, Joe dies from his injuries.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9.      
 
Scott murders his wife, then takes a boat out to sea and dumps her body. Can Scott be charged with homicide?
 
 
 
 
 
 
10.   
 
Nicole owns two aggressive dogs that consistently get out of the backyard. The dogs attack and kill Nicole’s 80-year old neighbor as she takes her daily walk.
 
 

11.  How does your state’s law define kidnapping? What degrees of kidnapping are effective in your state? How do federal kidnapping laws differ from your state’s kidnapping laws? Include references.



12.  How do false imprisonment and abduction laws vary from kidnapping in your state? Include references.

 

13.  Provide an example of a recent case involving a computer or high-technology crime. What law was broken? When was this law enacted? What was the punishment? Include references.

 

CJA 305 Week 3 Prosecuting Argument Paper
Resource: University of Phoenix Material: State v. Stu Dents

Discuss the case as if you are part of the prosecuting team in State v. Stu Dents to develop your argument.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that details the team’s argument.

List the elements of each crime and facts that establish each element.

Provide a specific law for each charge. List the state where the law is effective. Each team member’s state needs to be represented.

Include the state where your case would be the strongest.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

CJA 305 Week 4 Anti-Drug Legislation Matrix
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Anti-Drug Legislation Matrix.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Anti-Drug Legislation Matrix

 

Complete the matrix by selecting three states to add below Federal. Then, answer each question listed in the first row for each corresponding law.

 

 
Is marijuana illegal?
What are the penalties for possession of cocaine?
What are the penalties for possession of heroin?
What are the penalties for possession of prescription drugs?
What is the blood alcohol level for a driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) crime?
Is there extreme DWI or DUI? If so, what is the punishment?
Federal
 
 
 
 
 
 
<State 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
<State 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
<State 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1.     Where do you see the largest variance between federal and state anti-drug legislation?

 

2.     What is the purpose of anti-drug legislation in relation to public order crime?

 

CJA 305 Week 4 Week Four Worksheet
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Week Four Worksheet.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Week Four Worksheet

 

Match the Definitions on the left to the correct Terms on the right by entering the correct corresponding alphabetical letter next to the numbers in the first column. Not all terms will be used.

 

 
 
Definitions
Terms
 
 
 
 
14.    
 
Engaging in sexual activities for something of value
A.    Disorderly conduct

B.    Breach of peace

C.    Loitering

D.    Treason

E.    Perjury

F.     Contempt

G.    Obscenity

H.    Prostitution

I.      Exploitation

J.     Illegal entry into the US

K.    Terrorism

L.     Sedition

M.   Delirium tremens

N.    USA Patriot Act

O.    Unlawful assembly

P.    Confiscation

Q.    Habeas corpus
 
 
 
15.    
 
Specific, purposeful, and unlawful behavior that causes public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm
 
 
 
16.    
 
An overt act that is an attempt to overthrow the government
 
 
 
17.    
 
Deliberate conduct calculated to obstruct or embarrass a court of law or a judicial officer
 
 
 
18.    
 
Defendant is not a U.S. citizen and is found in or enters the United States
 
 
 
19.    
 
A public offense done by violence, or a disturbance of public order or tranquility
 
 
 
20.    
 
A communication or agreement intended to defame the government or to incite treason
 
 
 
21.    
 
A gathering of three or more people for the purpose of committing an unlawful act or a lawful act in a violent, boisterous, or tumultuous manner
 
 
 
22.    
 
The act of delaying, lingering, or idling about without a lawful reason for being present
 
 
 
23.    
 
A writ used by prisoners to challenge the nature and length of their confinement
 
 
 
24.    
 
Offensive photos, movies, or other works that are often sexual in content that are judge immoral by community standards
 
 
 
25.    
 
A violent act dangerous to human life, intended to intimidate or coerce a government or civilian population, in furtherance of a political or social objective
 
 
 
26.    
 
The willful giving of false testimony under oath in a judicial proceeding
 
 
 
27.    
 
Provides expanded law enforcement authority to assist the federal government’s ability to deter terrorism
 

28.   How do your state’s laws differentiate between obscenity and lewdness? Include references.



29.   How is prostitution defined in your state? Select a state where prostitution is illegal, if it is legal in your state. What is the punishment for prostitutes in that state? What is the punishment for the clients of prostitutes? What is the punishment for those who hire prostitutes? Include references.

 

30.   What anti-drug laws include asset forfeiture in your state? Include references.

 

CJA 305 Week 4 Sentencing Proposal (Preparation)
Begin preparing the Sentencing Proposal assignment, due in Week Five.

Discuss sentencing arguments with your Learning Team, including desired outcomes and intermediate sanctions to propose.

Submit a 350-word summary that includes an overview of your team's discussion and the research you have conducted.

 

CJA 305 Week 5 Victims and Crime Evaluation
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that describes roles and functions of individuals in the criminal justice system and how victimization affects each role.

Evaluate the roles of prosecutor, defense attorney, criminal, and victim.

Summarize how victimization affects each role.

Answer the following questions:

What are the goals of sentencing associated with each role?
What are the goals of alternative sanctions?
What recommendations do you have regarding victims’ rights?
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

CJA 305 Week 5 Week Five Worksheet
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Week Five Worksheet.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Week Five Worksheet

 

Answer the following questions.

 

1.     Bold the law that correctly defines the Son of Sam law.



a.     Legislation that prohibits criminals from contacting their victims or their victims’ families

b.     A law that prohibits a parent from testifying against his or her son

c.     Legislated rules prohibiting criminals from profiting from their crimes through sales or publications of their stories to or through the media

d.     Laws that prohibit the press from releasing details of a pending case

 

2.     Identify two victim resources available locally and nationally. Include the organization’s name and website, and a summary of their services.

 

 

3.     The ______________ Amendment states that excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

 

 

4.     This program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet a need for reliable statistics on crime in the nation. The program is now handled by the FBI. Bold the correct answer.



a.     Crime Statistics Bureau

b.     Uniform Crime Reporting

c.     Statistics and Crime Unit

d.     The Program for Criminal Statistics

 

5.     What term refers to problems that follow from the initial victimization, such as the loss of employment or inability to pay medical bills? __________________________________

 

6.     Where did victim-impact statements originate? Why were victim-impact statements granted?

 

7.     Locate a case that involves mitigating factors. Cite the case and explain why the case had mitigating factors.

 

8.     Explain three-strikes legislation and include an example case summary. Include a reference for the case.   

 

9.     How many U.S. states currently use capital punishment? What forms of capital punishment are used? 

 

10.   What is the relationship between the Eighth Amendment and capital punishment? 

 

11.    __________________________is an attempt to make the criminal whole again and uses the restorative justice sentencing model.

 

12.   List three possible forms of court-ordered restitution:

 

13.   ___________________ stem from prejudices against one’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical disability, or mental disability.

 

14.   Define the following:

 

a.     Incapacitation:

b.     Rehabilitation and restoration:

c.     Concurrent and consecutive sentencing:

d.     Plea bargaining:

e.     Intermediate sanctions:

 

 

CJA 305 Week 5 Sentencing Proposal
Resource: University of Phoenix Material: Ruling on State v. Stu Dents

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word proposal that includes two different sentencing arguments formulated by your team.

Include the desired outcome of each punishment.

Include alternative and intermediate sanctions.

Include a 5- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with your proposal.

Format your paper and presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 
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