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The focus of the final exam will be on the system-wide effects specifically policing and homeland security that various Supreme Court decisions have had, and continue to have, on the field of criminal justice. You will select three Supreme Court cases from the list provided below, outline details of the case and its deposition, and trace the ruling’s repercussions as the various components of the criminal justice system are affected. A single decision has the capacity to greatly alter criminal justice operating procedures. Some decisions have important effects, but their ability to create system-wide changes in policy is moderate. Other decisions have seemingly mundane outcomes, yet end up causing vast changes in policy for various components of the criminal justice system.
First, select 3 Supreme Court case from the list below:
Tennessee v. Garner (1985)
Escobedo v. Illinois (1964)
Miranda v. Arizona (1966)
Cooper v. Pate (1964)
Cruz v. Beto (1972)
Furman v. Georgia (1972)
Williams v. Florida (1970)
Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)
Powell v. Alabama (1932)
Harris v. United States (1968)
Terry v. Ohio (1968)
Florida v. Harris (2013)
Mapp v. Ohio (1961)
Weeks v. United States (1914)
Illinois v. Perkins (1990)
Using the selected cases, in your exam;
Summarize the background and details of the case and the justices’ ruling.
Identify the specific component of the criminal justice system that was most affected by the Supreme Court’s ruling.
Provide an in-depth analysis of any operational policy, hiring, or training policy that was, or would be, required to change due to the legal decision.
Describe what systemic effect the Supreme Court’s decision had, or has, for the remaining components of the justice system.
Detail how a single Court ruling can have systemic effects.
Identify and trace system-wide transformation caused by a particular Court ruling.
Cite quotations taken directly from the original court case transcripts. Only select one case from the list upon which to build your response. Citations and basic information pertaining to each case can be found in FindLaw, Oyez, Google, or Bing. For more in depth discussions and original Court documentation, a google search will elicit a plethora of reputable sources. Remember, Wikipedia should never be considered a reputable source of scholarly information.
Must be 7 page long double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the MGSU Writing Center.
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of EXAM
Course name and number
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the assignment with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least 5-10 scholarly sources in addition to the course texts. References should be primary, not secondary. For example, if one reads a section pertaining to Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) in A TEXTBOOK (2015) , the reference should feature the original court case, not from your textbook. The web site, Oyez, can be of assistance in obtaining in-depth legal information pertaining to case details and court rulings.
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the MGSU Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the MGSU Writing Center.
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