The case brief will be graded on the rubric located in the Resources section under Case Brief. Please carefully review the rubric before you start the assignment.
Make sure to double space your assignment. You may use single space in the various sections of the brief but be sure to double space between the sections.
Brief the case of Maryland v. Pringle, 540 U.S. 366 (2003). This case can be found at the following link http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/pdf/02-809P.ZO or under the “Resources” section of the classroom.
Legal case names should be done in standard “Blue Book” format. Example:
York v. Smith, 65 U.S. 294 (1995). For further information see http://www.law.cornell.edu/citation and look under the “How to Cite” section. Bluebook citation information is also found in the course materials section.
Please note that your brief should be, for the most part, in your own words. By briefing a case, you are reading the entire court opinion then summarizing it into your own words so that the important information from the brief is easier to understand and remember. If you are using language from a case, please be sure to put it in quotes and include the reference.
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Identify and define the mental processes that account for mistakes in identifying strangers
to answer the following questions, in no more than three double spaced typed pages. Your answers should be in your own words and should demonstrate a thorough understanding of the questions posed. If you would like to utilize a quote from the text or utilize another source, you must cite your source and be sure to include page numbers where appropriate.
1. Identify and define the mental processes that account for mistakes in identifying strangers. Also identify the circumstances that affect the accuracy of perceptions in identifying strangers.
2. Why are photo identifications the most unreliable eyewitness identification procedure?
3. Identify and explain the rationales behind the three justifications for the exclusionary rule. Which justification does the U.S. Supreme Court use today?
4. List and explain five exceptions to the exclusionary rule.
5. Identify the difference between the subjective and objective tests of entrapment. Identify two elements in the subjective test of entrapment and the two kinds of circumstances the government can use to prove defendants' predisposition to commit crimes.
6. Is there a constitutional right to the exclusionary rule and the defense of entrapment? Explain your answer.
7. Identify the two elements of the qualified immunity defense, and explain why the test is so easy for officers to pass.
8. Identify and describe the differences between two kinds of state civil lawsuits against individual state officers.
9. Can you sue a judge for damage? A prosecutor? Explain.
Identify and define the mental processes that account for mistakes in identifying strangers to answer the following questions, in no more than three double […]
Briefly explain how the federal sentencing guidelines work
Please review the website for the US Sentencing Commission found at this link www.ussc.gov/
1. Briefly explain how the federal sentencing guidelines work.
2. Find a website for a state with state sentencing guidelines such as Minnesota or Pennsylvania. Briefly explain how that state's guidelines work.
3. Compare and contrast the federal and state guidelines. How are they alike and different?
4. Briefly summarize the controversy around sentencing guidelines. What are two sides of the controversy and where do you stand and why?
Briefly explain how the federal sentencing guidelines work Please review the website for the US Sentencing Commission found at this link www.ussc.gov/ 1. Briefly […]
Law1. Visit The Innocence Project Internet site. Read about the problems with scientific evidence, including DNA evidence and problems associated with forensic science crime labs. http://www.innocenceproject.org/understand/Unreliable-Limited-Science.php
With so much attention focused on scientific evidence in television crime shows, it is important to understand the limits of science and the problems associated with using this type of evidence in the criminal justice system. What aspect of the reading from the Innocence Project website did you find most interesting and why? Do you believe that DNA evidence is properly used in our system today? Why or why not?
2. Research the Justice for All Act of 2004 at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/publications/factshts/justforall/welcome.html. It is federal legislation that, among other things, grants federal inmates the right to petition the federal court for DNA testing to support innocence claims. There are other provisions that address preserving evidence and making post-conviction DNA testing available to state inmates. Do you think this is worthwhile legislation? Why or why not?
Law1. Visit The Innocence Project Internet site. Read about the problems with scientific evidence, including DNA evidence and problems associated with forensic science crime […]
Discuss the history of the prison system in the United StatesPaper instructions:Discuss the history of the prison system in the United States. Be sure […]