Case Comparison/PAPER GUIDELINES
This paper is to have an introduction, body and conclusion.
References and citations are to be in APA format if you use them in the paper.
Paper is to be 2-3 pages in length of text material.
Proper grammar and spelling are required.
If you have questions, email the instructor directly.
DO NOT use Wikipedia as a source of information. Use the TU Library for sources.
When you save your paper to submit, please save it (and submit to me) in this format: last name, middle initial, final, CJ22241. Save as this: BushTFinalCJ2241. This will assist in saving your paper and giving a proper grade.
Format: see announcement for the format to be used.
CASE BRIEF GUIDELINES
The case briefs, with appropriate case number/year will the following:
FACTS: 3-9 sentences summarizing the important facts.
ISSUE: Usually there is only one issue in a case. It generally asks a constitutional question or raises a constitutional issue and set out why a case is important.
HOLDING: The holding generally answers the constitutional question raised or addresses the issue raised.
REASONING: (The most difficult part of the brief.) Explain why the court held or decided the way it did. It should be approximately 10+ sentences.
CASE SIGNIFICANCE: 5+ sentences which will include the impact on law enforcement or corrections personnel.
NOTE: You will NOT quote the legal case or brief but you will summarize it in YOUR own words. Quotations are not accepted in the briefs as you must learn to summarize this information. Plagiarism software WILL be used in this course.
A summary paragraph comparing and contrasting the two cases is required.
Case 1: Summary with all of the parts: facts, issue, holding, reasoning, case significance.
Summary of the case.
Case 2: Summary with all of the parts: facts, issue, holding, reasoning, case significance.
Summary of the case.
Summary paragraphs COMPARING and CONTRASTING the cases (may take 1-2 paragraphs).
If you need my login to access let me know and the textbook is as follows
Author: Scheb, John; Edition/Copyright: 6TH 12 Publisher: Wadsworth
THREE USEFUL WEB SITES FOR THIS COURSE