The constitutional rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights are most highly protected during the trial stage of a criminal proceeding. This is when the adversarial process, which characterizes the U.S. criminal justice process, is at its peak.  Analyze and evaluate the steps which would bring an individual to trial beginning with the arrest phase of the process.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Identify and discuss the four (4) elements of arrest.
  2. Identify and discuss the four (4) requirements for search and seizure with a warrant.
  3. Explain the various aspects of the plain view doctrine.
  4. Compare and contrast the various means of identifying suspects.
  5. Summarize the basic constitutional rights of the accused during trial.
  6. Use at least four (4) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format.

Points: 200

Assignment 2: Constitutional Rights

Criteria

 

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

 

Fair

70-79% C

 

Proficient

80-89% B

 

Exemplary

90-100% A

  1. Identify and discuss the four (4) elements of arrest.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely identified and discussed the four (4) elements of arrest.

Insufficiently identified and discussed the four (4) elements of arrest.

Partially identified and discussed the four (4) elements of arrest.

Satisfactorily identified and discussed the four (4) elements of arrest.

Thoroughly identified and discussed the four (4) elements of arrest.

  1. Identify and discuss the four (4) requirements for search and seizure with a warrant.

    Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely identified and discussed the four (4) requirements for search and seizure with a warrant.

Insufficiently identified and discussed the four (4) requirements for search and seizure with a warrant.

Partially identified and discussed the four (4) requirements for search and seizure with a warrant.

Satisfactorily identified and discussed the four (4) requirements for search and seizure with a warrant.

Thoroughly identified and discussed the four (4) requirements for search and seizure with a warrant.

  1. Explain the various aspects of the plain view doctrine.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely explained the various aspects of the plain view doctrine.

Insufficiently explained the various aspects of the plain view doctrine.

Partially explained the various aspects of the plain view doctrine.

Satisfactorily explained the various aspects of the plain view doctrine.

Thoroughly explained the various aspects of the plain view doctrine.

  1. Compare and contrast the various means of identifying suspects.

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Did not submit or incompletely compared and contrasted the various means of identifying suspects.

Insufficiently compared and contrasted the various means of identifying suspects.

Partially compared and contrasted the various means of identifying suspects.

Satisfactorily compared and contrasted the various means of identifying suspects.

Thoroughly compared and contrasted the various means of identifying suspects.

  1. Summarize the basic constitutional rights of the accused during trial.

Weight:15%

Did not submit or incompletely summarized the basic constitutional rights of the accused during trial.

Insufficiently summarized the basic constitutional rights of the accused during trial.

Partially summarized the basic constitutional rights of the accused during trial.

Satisfactorily summarized the basic constitutional rights of the accused during trial.

Thoroughly summarized the basic constitutional rights of the accused during trial.

  1. 4 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided

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  1. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present

7-8 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present

 

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