Open Aoj 202 Research Aoj 202 Swc Death Penalty F

Open Aoj 202 Research Aoj 202 Swc Death Penalty F

Open Aoj 202 Research Aoj 202 Swc Death Penalty F

APA Formatting

Three (3) References properly cited.

1. Open AOJ 202 Research Paper Case Analysis document within this assignment (at the top of this page) and read the instructions for this assignment.

2. Pick a case to research from the list on the document.

3. Open AOJ 202 Template for Case Analysis and Research document (attached to this assignment at the top of this page) and use this template to write your analysis and answer the required questions within this document.. make sure to include your name. Save the document as a rich text format, Microsoft Word, or pdf.

4. Answer the analysis questions as we cover each topic; i.e., this is a project that you will work on throughout the semester, answering the various case analysis questions as you gain understanding on each topic.

5. Submit the completed template document by the due date. (See course schedule for due date). Please Note: This is not a “typical” research paper…You do not need to write an additional/separate research paper… however, you must provide in-depth answers to each question asked. I will not pre-grade your paper, so make sure you take the time to write very detailed responses. I’m not interested in plagiarized, downloaded research papers from the internet that I have to scan for plagiarism, which is why I created this approach to analyzing a case. I think you’ll be surprised at how much you know when you start answering the questions.

AOJ 202 Writing Template for Case Research and Analysis.rtf

Case Research & Analysis

100 points: See breakdown below

(includes proper grammar and sentence structure)

Student name:

Case name:

Verdict (if case was finalized):

Research References (3 pts):

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3.

Victim name:

Defendant name:

Witness(es) (main witnesses only):

  1. 1. Description of crime/offense (Be very detailed/thorough) (20 pts):
  1. 2. Prosecution’s Case: Testimonial and Real Evidence provided in court – list the main testimonial and real evidence presented by the Prosecutor. List the witnesses and what testimonial evidence they provided. List the real (physical evidence) and discuss if the evidence was direct or circumstantial; discuss if any scientific evidence was presented and describe it BE VERY DETAILED! (20 pts):
  1. 3. Defense Case: Was there a main argument (main theme) that the defense used? Testimonial and Real Evidence provided in court – list the main testimonial and real evidence presented by the Defense. List the witnesses and what testimonial evidence they provided. List the real (physical evidence) and discuss if the evidence was direct or circumstantial; discuss if any scientific evidence was presented and describe it BE VERY DETAILED! Please describe (20 pts):

Remaining Questions: 42 pts

  1. 4. Do you feel that intent was proven by the Prosecution or not? Explain (5pts each):
  1. 5. Was any evidence obtained from the defendant’s home, vehicle, or self? If so, were there any challenges to the search and seizure of that evidence and what were the results of the challenge? If there weren’t any search/seizure challenges discovered in your research, what evidence discussed in the case do you think could have been challenged (and why)? (5 pts each):
  1. 6. Was a photo line-up or live line-up used to identify the defendant or anyone else in this case? Explain. How was the defendant identified? (2 pts each): Explain.
  1. 7. Did the case provide circumstantial evidence of guilt (flight, evidence of concealment, sudden wealth, possession of stolen property, etc)? Explain. If circumstantial evidence of guilt was not discussed in this case, provide an example that could be most likely for this case. (5 pts each):
  1. 8. Was there any character issues discussed by either the prosecution or defense? If so, describe how that was presented. Do you feel it helped or hurt the side that presented character issues? If character issues were not discussed, provide your own character issues that you think could have been discussed in the case. (2pts each):
  1. 9. Were any witnesses impeached or attempt impeachment? Describe. If not, which witness could have been most likely impeached, in your opinion and why? (2 pts each):
  1. 10. Were any hearsay exceptions presented? If so, describe. If not, provide hearsay exceptions that might be likely for this case. ( 5 pts):
  1. 11. Were any privileged communications argued? If so, describe. If not, describe what privileged communications could have been argued. (2 pts)
  1. 12. Do you feel the case was proven beyond a reasonable doubt, and why do you feel that? If not, what were the main issues that made the case weak, in your opinion? (2 pts.)
  1. 13. Were there any other remarkable facts (facts worth mentioning) about this case? Was there anything that you learned from this AOJ 202 course that helped you to understand or notice about this case? (2 pts)
  1. 14. If you were the prosecutor or defense attorney, what would you have done differently in arguing for or against this case? (2 pts.)
  1. 15. Are there additional question you would suggest to ask for this research/case study assignment (in the future)? (2 pt)