CRJ 330 Law and the Courts

CRJ 330 Law and the Courts

Final Research Paper (Checkpoint Critical Assignment)

For your research paper, use the following U.S. Supreme Court and conduct a thorough analysis of the decision. In doing so, please discuss where the case originated and track its development through the lower courts to the U.S. Supreme Court (procedural history). Identify and discuss the issue(s) presented in the case and the court’s ruling on these issues (holding). Likewise, offer a lengthy analysis of the Court’s reasoning/rationale for this ruling (and dissenting opinions, if any) – paying particular attention to the influence of public policy (or public opinion). Lastly, and arguably most important, analyze the social or political ramifications of the Court’s decision. In other words, does the case matter?
Freedom from Unreasonable Search and Seizure

Georgia v. Randolph, 2006

Please comply with all APA formatting/citation guidelines. This means that you will include in-text citations and a references page as well as title page, etc. The paper should be typed, double-spaced and with 1 inch margins throughout. This is an 8-10 page paper.

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See below for a general idea of how you will be assessed with respect to the content of your paper.

Checkpoint #4: CRJ 330 Law and the Courts – shared with Political Science and Liberal Arts

Critical Assignment Rubric:

  Excellent Above Average Average Below Average Unacceptable
Track development and procedure of case
SLO 1.4, SLO 1.5

 

 

Student rigorously tracks development and procedure of the case Student tracks development and procedure of the case in a significant manner Student tracks development and procedure of the case but omits one or two significant details Student tracks the development and procedure of the case in a superficial manner Student does not track development and procedure of the case
Identify facts pertinent to issue(s) of the case

SLO 1.4

Student rigorously identifies facts pertinent to issue(s) of the case Student identifies facts pertinent to issue(s) of the case Student identifies most facts pertinent to issue(s) of the case Student identifies some facts pertinent to issue(s) in the case Student does not identify facts or issue(s) in the case
Explain the decision and the court’s rationale

SLO 1.4, SLO 4.2

Student rigorously explains the decision and Court’s rationale Student explains the decision and Court’s rationale in a significant manner Student explains the decision and Court’s rationale, but omits one or two significant details Student explains the decision and Court’s rationale in a superficial manner Student does not explain the decision and Court’s rationale
Analyze social and political ramifications of decision

SLO 1.5, SLO 4.2, SLO 5.2

Student rigorously analyzes the  social and political ramifications of the decision Student analyzes the social and political ramifications of the decision in a significant manner Student analyzes the social and political ramifications of the but omits one or two significant details Student analyzes the social and political ramifications of the decision in a superficial manner Student does not analyze social and political ramifications of the decision

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