Criminal Cases And Due Process Individual Project

The volume of criminal cases being tried across the United States, coupled with many agencies being understaffed, makes it challenging for agencies to stay current on legal issues. Recognizing the importance of staying current on legal issues, in this activity you will practice your research skills, while refining your presentation skills, by providing a summary of selected legal cases most associated with the criminal justice system.

Your task is to prepare a presentation for delivery to local criminal justice stakeholders. This presentation will be a minimum of 22 slides.

Complete the following for this assignment:

Use this Web site to locate 1 case involving each of the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and 14th Amendments. You will locate a different case for each amendment, for a total of 5 different cases. The cases should have occurred in the last 10 years.
Create an introductory slide for your PowerPoint presentation to provide the reader your project’s purpose and scope.
Create 4 slides for each case example for each case that you have chosen:
Slide 1 will provide the introduction (or basis) for the case
Slide 2 will provide the summary of the case
Slide 3 will provide the key legal question(s)
Slide 4 will provide the decision
Create a conclusion slide for your PowerPoint presentation that wraps up the entire presentation and provides the reader with your thoughts on your findings about the state of law regarding these amendments.

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Whether juveniles should be transferred to adult court

Explain whether juveniles should be transferred to adult court and prison for criminal charges.
Support your position with at least three main points based on scholarly content and references. These points should be legal, criminal, and/or psychological-developmental issues and community safety.
Explain the applicability of the main points to your opinion based on scholarly content and references about legal, criminal, and/or psychological-developmental issues.

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Criminal Justice

Paper instructions:

  1. Make up with a synopsis of a criminal act. This should be no longer than a paragraph. It should include the elements needed to answer the following questions.
  2. Identify the crime(s) committed and the response by the police (this should detail the probable cause element for an arrest), suggest the charges for this individual.
  3. Pretend that you are the District Attorney for this case. Explain your role in the prosecution of this case. Detail the information and steps that will be taken to take this case to trial. Explain the elements that must be necessary in order for the suspect to be convicted in the U.S. court system.

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Challenges faced by criminal justice organizations in implementing technological initiatives

Address three challenges faced by criminal justice organizations in implementing technological initiatives, such as cost/benefit factors, legal implications, and privacy issues?
Consider the importance of visuals in connecting with an audience?

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Joseph Story, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

And it is no less true, that personal security and private property rest entirely upon the wisdom, the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice.

—Joseph Story, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

One issue that deals directly with procedural justice and how it impacts the community perception is the increased use of technology by police officers. With technology continuously changing and improving, police officers are exploring new ways to use technology in the field. While some citizens do not have an issue with technology usage by police officers, others feel it is a violation of their rights and privacy. For this discussion, you will explore the issue of the increased use of technology by police officers and how it may impact the community.

Take a position. Does the increased use of technology, such as police officers using cameras and body cameras, pose a threat to civil liberties? Why or why not?

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