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Criminal Justice Process

Throughout this course you have examined the process of a criminal case and learned about constitutional protections for individuals. This final paper will require you to comprehensively explain all that you have learned thus far. Write a paper that details the entire criminal justice process for a felony criminal charge.

  • Summarize all of the steps between arrest, pre-trial, trial, and appeals (both state and federal appeal possibilities).

  • Explain the contingencies for each stage of the proceedings and address all possible outcomes.

  • Analyze how constitutional protections for the defendant work at each stage of the proceeding.

  • Evaluate whether the system effectively deals with criminal prosecutions, or whether changes or improvements are required.

  • Provide recommendations to make the system more fair and ethical for all those involved.


For help completing this assignment, please reference the Sample Paper


  • The Criminal Justice Process Final Paper

  • Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

  • Must include a separate title page with the following:

  • Title of paper

  • Student’s name

  • Course name and number

  • Instructor’s name

  • Date submitted

  • Must use at least three scholarly sources in addition to the course text.

  • The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.

  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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