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CJA 354 Week 1 Criminal Law Evaluation

Prepare a minimum 700 word paper in
which you address all of the following items:

 

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Examine both the sources and
purposes of criminal law.

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Identify and explain
jurisdiction to create and enforce criminal law.

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Discuss and define the adversarial
system and the two standards of proof in criminal cases.

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Define and differentiate the
concepts of criminal liability and accomplice liability. 

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Define 3 types of inchoate
offenses (Solicitation, conspiracy, and attempt) AND then link all 3 of them to the elements of ONE
specific crime (ie, burglary or murder or theft), with hypothetical examples of
each.  For example, attempted murder,
solicitation of murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

 

· Format your paper
consistent with APA guidelines. Format your paper according to APA standards, and include level headings
throughout the paper itself. (See Sample APA Paper in the Center for Writing
Excellence if you are not familiar with these types of
headings--https://ecampus.phoenix.edu/secure/aapd/CWE/pdfs/APA6thWritingStyleSamplePaperV8.pdf).

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Limit your outside (ie, other than the textbooks
for this

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class)
sources to two, total. 

 

CJA 354 Week 2 Paper Q&A Criminal Defenses and Criminal Capacity

Prepare answers to the following
questions, in a minimum1,000 word analysis:

 

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What is the definition of
justification? What are some examples of justification?  What is the definition of excuse?  Some examples of excuse?  How does justification differ from an excuse?
Compare and contrast the criteria between excuse and justification.

 

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What is criminal capacity? How
does criminal capacity impact the defense process?  Research data regarding rate of conviction of
those suffering from mental illness.  How
does the data support the connection between criminal convictions and criminal
capacity? Explain.

 

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Each team
member must write a substantive portion of the final team paper (ie,
editing the final draft or writing the introduction and conclusion will NOT
earn full points). 

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· Format your paper
according to APA standards, and include level headings throughout the paper
itself. (See Sample APA Paper in the Center for Writing Excellence if you are
not familiar with these types of
headings--https://ecampus.phoenix.edu/secure/aapd/CWE/pdfs/APA6thWritingStyleSamplePaperV8.pdf).

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Limit your outside (ie, other than the textbooks
for this

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class)
sources to three, total. 

 

CJA 354 Week 3 Outline for Final Paper

Complete
Outline, with students assigned to compile each portion of outline, and post in
Assignments.  This must be substantive,
with the actual 9 laws you’re including in the paper for full points.  New laws must be drafted exactly as in
assignment instructions (SEE Page 7,
Syllabus); all citations for Modified and Repealed laws must be included in
outline for full points.  Outline not
graded for formatting—only for content.

 

CJA 354 Week 3 Personal Crimes Analysis

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Prepare a minimum 1,200 word analysis regarding personal
crimes. In your Personal Crimes Analysis, first, identify and briefly define the
different types/levels of homicide: (first degree, second degree, manslaughter
and negligent homicide), and include examples (hypothetical or real-life) of
each.  Do NOT discuss
Justifiable/Excusable/Criminal; ONLY define 4 types of criminal above.) 

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Then, analyze how the intent of various types of homicide compares
with the intent of these 5 forms of personal crimes, in your own words.  (NOT degree, but Intent.)  Be sure to DEFINE and differentiate all of
following types of personal crimes, AND include examples (hypothetical or
real-life) of each:

 

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Assault (premeditated like 1st
degree murder? Or knowing like 2nd degree murder? Reckless like
manslaughter, etc)

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Battery (Premeditated like 1st
degree murder? etc)

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Mayhem (etc)

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Rape (etc)

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Statutory rape (etc)

 

· Format your paper
consistent with APA guidelines. Format your paper according to APA standards, and include level headings
throughout the paper itself. (See Sample APA Paper in the Center for Writing
Excellence if you are not familiar with these types of headings--https://ecampus.phoenix.edu/secure/aapd/CWE/pdfs/APA6thWritingStyleSamplePaperV8.pdf).

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Limit your outside (ie, other than the textbooks
for this

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class)
sources to three, total. 

 

CJA 354 Week 4 Anti Drug Legislation Analysis

· Prepare a minimum
1,300- word analysis in which you BRIEFLY assess federal and state anti-drug
laws, focusing on ONE drug OTHER than marijuana (ie, cocaine/prescription
drugs/meth). Then compare and contrast the similarities and differences among
at least TWO states, AND federal law, in your own
words. Focus on
penalties/details of all 3 laws. Finally, what conclusions can be
drawn?  . 


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· (Do not discuss history of laws; only
discuss current laws on books. Do not use legalized marijuana as your law of
choice as this is not an anti-drug law.) 
The bulk of your paper should consist of this analysis.

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· Then, briefly examine the proposition of legalization of
marijuana and the potential impact this legislation change could have at the
different levels of the current war

· on drugs, both federal and state.

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· Finally, how would this legalization affect asset
forfeiture, and if so, is it worth it?

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Format your
brief according to APA standards, including level headings throughout the
paper.
  


 

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Limit your outside sources to four total. 

 

CJA 354 Week 4 Rough Draft for Final Paper

Come up with replacement laws (if necessary) based on
outline feedback,
discuss each of the 9 laws in
depth, and begin finalizing the Week Five Learning Team assignment Criminal Legislation SEE Page 7).  Make sure
each team member makes 2-3 substantive comments on EACH law, showing the back
and forth discussion between team members.  
Post rough draft of paper (with 75% of word count met) in
Assignments.  

 

CJA 354 Week 5 Final Paper - Criminal Legislation (1-2)

Criminal Legislation Paper:

 

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First, draft three criminal
laws that currently do not exist (think outside the box here; the more original
and unique, the better).  These MUST be substantive
laws that criminalize some type of behavior; procedural (ie, sentencing)
laws will NOT count. 


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Make sure your
legislation includes elements of the offense, including the intent necessary to
be established for conviction (ie, knowingly, intentionally, or
recklessly).  For example, Arizona’s
Reckless Burning law has the following elements that must be proven by the
state for someone to be found guilty:


Reckless
burning; classification


A. A
person commits reckless burning by recklessly causing
a fire or explosion which results in damage to:

1. an occupied structure,

2. a structure,

3. wildland or

4. property.


B.
Reckless burning is a class 1 misdemeanor.


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***Structure each
of your 3 new laws as above. 


· Next,
give me the reason for enacting each new law specifying why the law must
be enacted in these times. Next, i
nclude your 
team member comments in this section.

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Second, propose three criminal laws (in any state or in
the MPC) you believe must be repealed. Include a VERY BRIEF summary of
the law/penal code (with the citation and link to that law) and your reasons
for the laws’ repeal.  Next, include team
member comments.

 

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Third, tell me three criminal laws you believe must be modified.
The modification must be SUBSTANTIVE (ie, arguing for stricter penalty will NOT
count).   Include a brief summary of the
law/penal codes (with citation to that law AND to that particular element that
is being modified) and your suggestions for the specific element that should be
modified.  (For example, if you were
modifying AZ’ Reckless Burning statute, you’d tell me you’re eliminating
subsection (3) because wild lands should not be the subject of criminal
prosecution.)  Next, include team member
comments.

 

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As a team, you
should have already conducted a team discussion about the elements of the
assignment.  All team members must
comment on ALL 9 laws as these comments will appear in the paper itself
.  ***Aim for 50% of your paper to be comprised
of your comments.


 

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Prior to team
discussion
: each team member must propose 9 laws (3 new laws; 3 laws
to be repealed; 3 laws to be modified). 
THEN, team must vote and pick which 9 will be used in team paper.  After outline feedback is returned, THEN,
discuss these 9 laws.  These comments
will comprise the BULK of your paper.


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Format your paper according to
APA standards (level headings required also). 
2,500 words minimum.

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Include your individual team member comments from
your team discussion in the paper so I know by reading the paper, who
thinks what.  You may do this by directly
quoting from the discussing and/or paraphrasing team member comments from
discussion in your forum.  (Again, aim
for at least half of your paper to contain these comments.)   Show the back and forth amongst team mates,
and do not lump individual comments in separate paragraphs.

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Resources to Start
your Search (for Modified and/or Repealed Laws): Penal codes at
http://www.findlaw.com and
dumb laws at
http://www.dumblaws.com/

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Each team
member must write a substantive portion of the final team paper (ie,
editing the final draft or writing the introduction and conclusion will NOT
earn full points). 

 

CJA 354 Entire Course All DQs

DQ 1--Week 1

What is the
definition of Criminal Law? How does criminal law apply to the overall process
of criminal justice? How can we improve the backlog of criminal law cases that
have flooded the criminal justice court system? Explain.

 

DQ 2--Week 1

What is the
relationship of the various jurisdictions (local, state, federal) as applied to
criminal law? Give an example of jurisdiction regarding the enforcement of
criminal law. What would happen if jurisdiction was not clearly defined?
Explain.

 

DQ 3--Week 1

What are the two
standards of proof in criminal cases, in your own words? What is the
relationship between standards of proof in criminal justice cases and the
adversarial system? What would happen if the standards of proof were not
included as part of the adversarial system? Explain.

 

DQ 1--Week 2

What is an example
of a defense to criminal liability? How do defenses to criminal liability
differ from other criminal defenses? Explain. Is there a better solution to the
way in which criminal liability is defended from a legal standpoint? Explain.

 

DQ 2--Week 2

What is an example
of mental illness? How does the defense of mentally ill impact the legal system
and the criminal justice system as a whole? Compare and contrast the
differences between legal and medical perspectives on mental illness and
insanity, using your own words.

 

DQ 3--Week 2

Before sending in
troops in 2003, former President George W. Bush claimed that we were compelled
to attack Iraq under a theory of self-defense. Review the Model Penal Code
definition of self-defense. Do you agree with former President Bush’s
assessment in this regard?

 

DQ 1--Week 3

When Jurisdiction
X’s first-degree murder statute lists these 3 elements to be proven for a first
degree murder charge: “willful, deliberate and premeditated”, does Jurisdiction
X's statute require something more than that the killing just be intentional?

Yes or No? Then
explain your answer.

 

DQ 2--Week 3

Give an example of
false imprisonment. How does false imprisonment differ from kidnapping, in your
own words? From false arrest? What are examples of false arrest and kidnapping?

 

DQ 3--Week 3

It is often stated
that “Only persons you trust can embezzle from you.” Do you agree or disagree
with this statement? Explain your answer.

 

DQ 1--Week 4

What are “fighting
words” in your own words? How can fighting words be distinguished from
protected forms of speech?

 

DQ 2--Week 4

What is a public
order crime, in your own words? How do public order crimes differ from other
types of crime, as defined by the criminal justice system? How can we improve
the ways in which the criminal justice system helps to decrease the number of
public order crimes? Explain.

 

DQ 3--Week 4

Define lewdness.
How can the criminal justice system more effectively combat prostitution,
obscenity, and lewdness? What changes to law enforcement strategy would you
suggest?

 

DQ 1--Week 5

Do you believe
that a victims’ rights amendment to the U.S. Constitution is needed to balance
the rights of crime victims with those of suspects? Why or why not?

 

DQ 2--Week 5

Should the death
penalty be abolished? Why or why not?

 

DQ 3--Week 5

Do you believe
that three-strikes laws can be an effective deterrent to crime? Why or why not?
Are three-strikes laws economically efficient? Why or why not?
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