Case Study 1: The Officer and the Drug Arrest Officer Jones is a veteran offi

Case Study 1: The Officer and the Drug Arrest

Officer Jones is a veteran officer with the Smithville police department. He received information that a citizen living in the local housing project was selling drugs. This information was conveyed to Officer Jones by an anonymous caller to the officer on his personal cell phone. Officer Jones immediately went to the housing project and stopped the citizen as he was leaving his apartment. Officer Jones searched the citizen and found drugs.
Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.
Write a one to two (1-2) page paper in which you:

Identify the constitutional amendment that would govern Officer Jones’ actions. In your own opinion, discuss if you support his actions or not. Justify your answer using the appropriate case law and Supreme Court precedents. 
Analyze the validity and constitutionality of Officer Jones’ actions. 
Determine whether or not Officer Jones’ actions were justified by any of the three (3) ways whereby probable cause can be established. Provide a rationale for your response.
Use at least two (2) 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. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Research and analyze procedures governing the process of arrest through trial. 
Critically debate the Constitutional safeguards of key Amendments with specific attention to the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments.
Describe the difference between searchers, warrantless searches, and stops.
Write clearly and concisely about the criminal procedure using proper writing mechanics. 

 
Assignment 1: Procedural Law and the Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights finds its roots in documents such as the British Magna Carta of 1215 AD. It was one of the first documents that provided the common man independence from a monarch. It did imply that the federal government’s law dominated all others; however, it gave each state control of any laws outside of those reserved to the federal government. The Bill of Rights acts as a blueprint that every individual state uses to protect the rights of individual citizens. In this assignment, you will utilize the various concepts found in the Bill of Rights to provide the foundation of the various sections of the question.
Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

Compare and contrast two (2) of the sources of rights and fundamental principles found in the United States’ legal system as outlined by the text.
Critically analyze and discuss two (2) steps of the criminal justice process from arrest to imprisonment.
Identify and discuss the particular amendment related to arrest, search and seizures.
Compare and contrast the concepts of probable cause and reasonable suspicion. In your own words, explain how they are similar or different.
Examine and discuss the two (2) examples in which the exclusionary rule may not apply.
Identify and discuss one (1) contemporary issue or case law related to the use of force. 
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. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Research and analyze procedures governing the process of arrest through trial. 
Critically debate the Constitutional safeguards of key Amendments with specific attention to the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments. 
Describe the difference between searchers, warrantless searches, and stops.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in the criminal procedure.
Write clearly and concisely about the criminal procedure using proper writing mechanics. 

 
Case Study 2: Plain View, Open Fields, Abandonment, and Border Searches as They Relate to Search and Seizures

Officer Jones asked the neighborhood’s regular trash collector to put the content of the defendant’s garbage that was left on the curb in plastic bags and to turn over the bags to him at the end of the day. The trash collector did as the officer asked in order to not mix the garbage once he collected the defendant’s garbage. The officer searched through the garbage and found items indicative of narcotics use. The officer then recited the information that was obtained from the trash in an affidavit in support of a warrant to search the defendant’s home. The officer encountered the defendant at the house later that day upon execution of the warrant. The officer found quantities of cocaine and marijuana during the search and arrested the defendant on felony narcotics charges.
Write a one to two (1-2) page paper in which you:

Identify the constitutional amendment that would govern Officer Jones’ actions.
Analyze the validity and constitutionality of officer’s Jones’ actions. 
Discuss if Officer Jones’ actions were justified under the doctrines of plain view, abandonment, open fields, or border searches.
Use at least two (2) 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. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Research and analyze procedures governing the process of arrest through trial. 
Critically debate the Constitutional safeguards of key Amendments with specific attention to the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments.
Describe the difference between searchers, warrantless searches, and stops. 
Write clearly and concisely about the criminal procedure using proper writing mechanics. 

 
Case Study 3: Confessions and Admissions after a Request for a Lawyer

A suspect is apprehended in a large-chain grocery store by the security guard. The suspect is placed in handcuffs and taken to the manager’s office. The police are called and advised of the situation. Officer Jones arrives at the store approximately 12 minutes later. Officer Jones takes a statement from the security guard and views the in-store camera film of the shop lifting incident. Officer Jones places the suspect under arrest, reads the suspect the Miranda warnings, and asks the suspect if he would like to make a statement. The suspect replies, “No, I would like a lawyer”. The suspect is then transported to the local jail and booked. Five (5) hours later, the suspect is interviewed by a detective who again reads him the Miranda warning. The detective then asks the suspect if he would like to talk. The suspect says, “Yes”. He eventually confesses to the crime.
Write a one to two (1-2) page paper in which you:

Identify and discuss the constitutional amendments that would relate to this situation.
Discuss how the Edwards Rule is related to this situation.
In your opinion, determine if the suspect’s confession to the detective is admissible.
Use at least two (2) 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. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Research and analyze procedures governing the process of arrest through trial. 
Critically debate the Constitutional safeguards of key Amendments with specific attention to the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments
Explain key law enforcement regulatory procedures and rules and requirements of law enforcement in the evidence collection phase.
Explain and debate fundamental Supreme Court cases associated with criminal procedure. 
Use technology and information resources to research issues in the criminal procedure.
Write clearly and concisely about the criminal procedure using proper writing mechanics.

 
Assignment 2: Constitutional Rights

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:

Identify and discuss the four (4) elements of arrest.
Identify and discuss the four (4) requirements for search and seizure with a warrant.
Explain the various aspects of the plain view doctrine.
Compare and contrast the various means of identifying suspects.
Summarize the basic constitutional rights of the accused during trial.
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. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Critically debate the Constitutional safeguards of key Amendments with specific attention to the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments.
Explain and debate fundamental Supreme Court cases associated with criminal procedure. 
Define and describe Constitutional laws and the court procedure.
Explain and debate fundamental Supreme Court cases associated with criminal procedure.

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