CJA 354 (NEW)
CJA 354 Criminal Law
CJA 354 Criminal Law CJA 354 Week 1 DQ 1 CJA 354 Week 1 DQ 2 CJA 354 Week 1 DQ 3 CJA 354 Week 1 Individual Criminal Law Paper CJA 354 Week 2 DQ 1 CJA 354 Week 2 DQ 2 CJA 354 Week 2 DQ 3 ..
CJA 354 Week 1 DQ 1 NEW Is a trial really a search for the truth? What role does the burden of proof play in this search for the truth? Discuss factual guilt versus legal guilt on the outcome of a trial. What do you think the purpose of a trial is? How can we reach that goal and still maintain th..
CJA 354 Week 1 DQ 2 NEW Every so often, I will post some questions that will be entirely optional and are designed to help you with your participation credits (hence, they are called participation questions." Clever, huh?) I thought I'd get the discussions going with a "break the ice" qu..
CJA 354 Week 1 DQ 3 NEW What is meant by reasonable doubt? How does reasonable doubt differ from preponderance of the evidence? Which is the better standard for use in a criminal court? Why? ..
CJA 354 Week 1 Individual Criminal Law Paper NEW 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? D..
CJA 354 Week 2 DQ 1 NEW Here are two typical undercover police operations: 1. Undercover officer approaches Able and asks where he can buy some crack cocaine. Able steers the undercover (u/c, in the biz) to Baker and says, “My man here can help you.” The..
CJA 354 Week 2 DQ 2 NEW Discuss the effects of voluntary intoxication on intentional crimes and voluntary actions. Is it a defense? Does it reduce liability? Is it no defense at all? Why or why not? What do you think the affect of voluntary intoxication should be? ..
CJA 354 Week 2 DQ 3 NEW 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. ..
CJA 354 Week 2 Individual Criminal Defense Case Analysis NEW 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...
CJA 354 Week 2 Learning Team Insanity Defense Paper NEW Resource: University 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 followi..
CJA 354 Week 2 Worksheet NEW Complete the University Material: Week Two Worksheet. Each question in Part 1 is worth .25 points. Each question in Part 2 is worth 1 point. Cautions and Warnings: In Part 2, Question 3, you must list the steps in briefing a case from both Contemporary ..
CJA 354 Week 3 DQ 1 NEW Adam Smith is angry with Karl Marx (not their real names) and wants to engage Marx in a fistfight. Marx refuses, but Smith won’t let it go and throws a punch that lands on Marx’s chin causing a bruise. What it also causes is Marx’s rapid descent to the sidewalk he was just..
CJA 354 Week 3 DQ 2 NEW Jesse James goes into a bank, goes up to a teller, produces a handgun and requests a quantity of currency, preferably United States greenbacks. The teller obliges and James leaves. The teller, a quick thinker, hits the silent alarm button and the police soon arrive. They f..
CJA 354 Week 3 DQ 3 NEW A case I tried: Joe Smith is driving his full-size van down a public street. Suddenly he decides to make a u-turn. But, in order to do so, he has to climb the lane divider that is 9 inches high. He guns his engine, turns the wheel, hits the divider—and then jumps to the op..
CJA 354 Week 3 Individual Personal Crimes Analysis NEW For this assignment, you will 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 ..
CJA 354 Week 3 Learning Team Prosecuting Argument Paper NEW Resource: University Material: State v. Stu Dents Discuss the caseas 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..
CJA 354 Week 3 Worksheet NEW Complete the University Material: Week Three Worksheet. Each matching question, 1-- 10, is worth .2 points. Questions 11, 12 and 13 are worth 1 point each. ..
CJA 354 Week 4 DQ 1 NEW Crimes are considered a breach of the peace. And yet crimes, for the most part, are wrongs committed against individuals. Discuss the differences and similarities between civil and criminal law; who gets to “punish” the offender—the government or the individual? Or both? W..
CJA 354 Week 4 DQ 2 NEW Civil forfeiture rules allow the government to take proceeds of a crime even when they have been used to buy something else (a car, a house). But sometimes that seizure involves innocent people. What do you think of these asset forfeiture rules? Do they, in any way, benefi..
CJA 354 Week 4 DQ 3 NEW What is a public order crime? 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. ..
CJA 354 Week 4 Individual Anti Legislation Matrix NEW Complete the University Material: Anti-Drug Legislation Matrix.. Remember, there are three states plus federal laws to discuss. Make sure all four are included. Please read each question on the top row carefully and answer what is a..
CJA 354 Week 4 Learning Team Sentencing Proposal (Preparation) NEW 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 inc..
CJA 354 Week Four Worksheet NEW Complete the University Material: Week Four Worksheet. Questions 1-- 14 are worth .15 points each Questions 15 and 16 are worth 1point each Quesiton 17 is worth .9 points. ..
CJA 354 Week 5 Individual Victims and Crime Evaluation NEW 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. S..
CJA 354 Week 5 Learning Team Sentencing Proposal NEW Resource: University 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 alterna..
CJA 354 Week 5 Worksheet NEW Complete the University Material: Week Five Worksheet. DO NOT ANSWER QUESTIONS 8, 11 AND 13. You will receive no credit for doing so. The remaining questions, except for #14, are worth .25 points. The definitions for question 14 are worth .5 points each. &nbs..
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